Courses & Units

Exploring Health and Wellbeing ZAC102

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this unit you will consider how individuals, families and communities understand and experience health and wellbeing. Barriers and enablers of health and wellbeing will be explored, with emphasis placed on vulnerable, marginalised and isolated population groups. You will examine how biological, sociological, cultural, environmental and lifestyle factors determine and shape health and wellbeing across the lifespan. You will also develop an understanding of health literacy, readiness for change and the importance of effective communication in the promotion of health and wellbeing.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.

You will be introduced to:

- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice

- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios

- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations

- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry


Unit name Exploring Health and Wellbeing
Unit code ZAC102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Health

Nita O'Callaghan and Nick Arnott

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Reflect upon different perspectives and experiences of health and wellbeing to inform understanding of, and responses to, the identified needs of diverse population groups.
  2. Explain how biological, sociological, cultural, environmental and lifestyle determinants impact health and wellbeing.
  3. Identify and interpret the factors that guide action on the determinants of health.
  4. Use health literacy and communication skills to promote health and wellbeing



Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061309 $993.0 $993.0 not applicable $2,402.0

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning plus two to three x 2 hour face to face tutorials and 1.5 days of face to face workshops.

  • Short Answer Questions (30%)
  • Health Literacy Debate and Questionnaire (40%)
  • Media Analysis (30%)
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