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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit aim

Introduces students to the concepts of lifestyle interventions that promote health and wellness, taking into account the physical, psychological, social and emotional wellbeing of the person. This unit promotes the importance of the therapeutic relationship in promoting healthy lifestyles, including physical activity, good nutrition, and stress management.

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding health and wellness behaviour

Topic 2: Chronic lifestyle-related diseases

Topic 3: The influence of nutrition in health and disease

Topic 4: The influence of physical activity in health and disease

Topic 5: The influence of psychological wellbeing in health and disease

Topic 6: The influence of other lifestyle factors including sleep, drug and alcohol use and environment

Topic 6: Understanding health and wellness promotion

Topic 7: Case studies in health promotion

Topic 8: Principles of wellness coaching and communication in the clinical setting

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Hawk, C & Evans, W, 2013, Health Promotion and Wellness: An Evidence-Based Guide to Clinical Preventative Services, Lippencott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hr (12 wks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hr (12 wks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.