Courses & Units

Exploring Health and Wellbeing ZAC102

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Exploring Health and Wellbeing
Unit code ZAC102
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Health
Coordinator Ms Anita O'Callaghan
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect upon different perspectives and experiences of health and wellbeing to inform understanding of, and responses to, the identified needs of diverse population groups
  • Explain how biological, sociological, cultural, environmental and lifestyle determinants impact health and wellbeing
  • Identify and interpret the factors that guide action on the determinants of health
  • Use health literacy and communication skills to promote health and wellbeing
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061309 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1.5 hour online tutorials and 1 x 4 hour workshop per semester (on campus or online).
 

AssessmentAT1: Short Answer Questions (30%)|AT3: Media Analysis (30%)|AT2: Health Literacy Debate and Questionnaire (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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