Courses & Units

Exploring Health and Wellbeing ZAC102

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.

Summary

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

Dr Carolyn King

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

D1 – Reflect upon different perspectives and experiences of health and wellbeing to inform understanding of, and responses to, the identified needs of diverse population groups.
D2 - Explain how biological, sociological, cultural, environmental and lifestyle determinants impact health and wellbeing.
D3 – Identify and interpret the factors that guide action on the determinants of health
D4 – Use health literacy and communication skills to promote health and wellbeing.
P and P (year-long ILOs):
PP1 - identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
PP2 - identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
PP3 - use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
PP4 - apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems.

Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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Teaching

Assessment
  • Written assessment - short answer questions (30%)
  • Health Literacy Debate and Questionnaire (30%)
  • Media analysis and report (40%)
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Textbooks

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