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Unit description

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

  • Understanding health and wellness behaviour
  • Chronic lifestyle-related diseases
  • The influence of nutrition in health and disease
  • The influence of physical activity in health and disease
  • The influence of psychological wellbeing in health and disease
  • The biopsychosocial model in the management of chronic pain
  • The influence of other lifestyle factors including sleep, drug and alcohol use and environment
  • Understanding health and wellness promotion
  • Case studies in health promotion
  • 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the evidence for the role of nutrition, exercise, stress and other lifestyle factors in health and diseaseIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
2identify a range of clinical interventions for the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours and the current evidence supporting these interventionsIntellectual rigour
3apply Australian guidelines (e.g. food guide references, physical activity – public health guidelines) and other public health initiatives to clinical practiceIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4explore the principles and strategies for encouraging client/patient compliance with evidence-based lifestyle health promotion interventionsIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the evidence for the role of nutrition, exercise, stress and other lifestyle factors in health and disease
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. identify a range of clinical interventions for the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours and the current evidence supporting these interventions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. apply Australian guidelines (e.g. food guide references, physical activity – public health guidelines) and other public health initiatives to clinical practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. explore the principles and strategies for encouraging client/patient compliance with evidence-based lifestyle health promotion interventions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial online 2 hr (12 wks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short Essay40%
Case Study / Presentation40%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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