HLTH11031 - Healthy Lifestyles
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit encourages students to explore their own lifestyle behaviours as well as those of others. It focuses on how lifestyle behaviours and culture impact on health outcomes and considers how lifestyle behaviours are developed and reinforced. It explores the knowledge, attitudes and values that influence lifestyle behaviours of individuals, communities and populations and interventions that could delay the onset of potential health problems across the lifespan. As part of this exploration, students learn to undertake basic health indicator measurements and consider how these relate to lifestyles. Students have the option of attending a residential school at Bundaberg campus.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Residential Schools

This unit has a Optional Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Portfolio 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Can there be a more focused look at various aspects of wellness eg. physical activity, nutrition, mental health? Student course evaluation As this is course covers a number of areas related to overall health and wellness it would be difficult to spend more time on each topic that is already covered. It might be useful to provide additional readings or references that students can seek out if they wish to do further study in these areas.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Examine how lifestyle behaviours and culture can have positive and negative impacts on health outcomes
  2. Undertake basic health indicator measurements and explain how these relate to lifestyle
  3. Explore how lifestyle behaviours are developed and reinforced
  4. Describe how to delay the onset of potential health problems and reduce health risk factors across the lifespan.
  5. Evaluate knowledge, attitudes and values used to influence lifestyle behaviours in individuals, communities and populations.
  6. Reflect on own experience of changing lifestyle behaviour

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Portfolio  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking      
4. Information Literacy      
5. Team Work            
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment                
2 - Portfolio                

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Zoom web conferencing
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAnthea Oorloff (a.oorloff@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to Wellness



Week 2 13-03-2017

The Basics of Behaviour Change



Week 3 20-03-2017

Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise


SMART goal and wellness profile due Fri 24th March 2017 by 5pm
Week 4 27-03-2017

Cardiovascular Fitness



Week 5 03-04-2017

Muscular Fitness



Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Vacation week



Week 6 17-04-2017

Nutrition for Wellness


Monday 17th April is a Public Holiday

Portfolio A due Tues 18th April 2017 by 5pm

Week 7 24-04-2017

Introduction to Healthy Weight


Tuesday 25th April is a Public Holiday
Week 8 01-05-2017

Psychological Wellbeing


Monday 1st May is a Public Holiday
Week 9 08-05-2017

Healthy Sexuality



Week 10 15-05-2017

Emotional and Intellectual Wellness



Week 11 22-05-2017

Substance Use and Misuse



Week 12 29-05-2017

Lifestyle Related Disease


Reflective essay due Mon 29th April 2017 by 5pm
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Portfolio B due Mon 5th June 2017 by 5pm
Exam Week 12-06-2017


1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Wellness Profile and Reflective Essay
Task Description

Part A - Personal Wellness Profile ( 10%)

Students are required to complete the Wellness Survey template which can be found on the Moodle site. As part of this template, they will be expected to develop their own wellness profile and to set a SMART goal to achieve during Term 1. This assessment will provide the basis for the reflective essay.

Part B - Reflective Essay (40%)

Write a reflective essay which considers your own attitudes to health and wellness and also your personal experience of modifying the lifestyle behaviour chosen for Part A of this assessment. Consider the challenges of health related behaviour change and compare your experiences with the health promotion literature (eg health promotion articles from peer reviewed journals).

Assessment Due Date Part A due Friday 24th March 2017 at 17:00hrs. Part B due Monday 29th May 2017 at 17:00 hours.
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

This assignment will be marked using criterion-referenced assessment.

Part A will be assessed using the following criteria:

  • Completion of a personal wellness profile
  • Identification of an appropriate SMART goal to achieve throughout the term.

Part B will be marked according to the following criteria:

  • Essay writing skills and presentation
  • Self reflection on attitudes to health and wellbeing
  • Self reflection on experience of changing a health behaviour
  • Ability to incorporate literature on lifestyle behaviour into discussions.

For more detailed marking criteria, refer to Moodle site.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Examine how lifestyle behaviours and culture can have positive and negative impacts on health outcomes

2. Undertake basic health indicator measurements and explain how these relate to lifestyle

3. Explore how lifestyle behaviours are developed and reinforced

6. Reflect on own experience of changing lifestyle behaviour

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

For the purpose of this assessment, you will be expected to create a purposefully selected portfolio of work which will showcase your learning throughout the term.

The portfolio will be presented in 2 parts:

Part A (worth 20%) and

Part B (worth 30%). Feedback from Part A can be used to improve Part B of the portfolio.

Assessment Due Date Part A due Tues 18th April 2017. Part B due Mon 5th June 2017.
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks of submission.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

This portfolio will be marked using criterion-referenced assessment. Portfolios will be marked against the following criteria:

Part A

  • Clear justification between learning activities and their relationship with lifestyles, wellness and cultural influences
  • Clear justification between learning activities and their relationship with lifestyles, wellness and health indicators

Part B

  • Clear justification between learning activities and their relationship with lifestyles, wellness and development and reinforcement of lifestyle behaviour
  • Clear justification between learning activities and their relationship with lifestyles, wellness and potential health problems
  • Clear justification between learning activities and their relationship with lifestyles, wellness and knowledge, attitudes and values.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Examine how lifestyle behaviours and culture can have positive and negative impacts on health outcomes

2. Undertake basic health indicator measurements and explain how these relate to lifestyle

3. Explore how lifestyle behaviours are developed and reinforced

4. Describe how to delay the onset of potential health problems and reduce health risk factors across the lifespan.

5. Evaluate knowledge, attitudes and values used to influence lifestyle behaviours in individuals, communities and populations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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