This introductory course will provide you with broad knowledge and skills needed to understand health behaviours and other individual health determinants. You will analyse, evaluate and communicate health information. You will explore and apply established behavioural health concepts and theories. You will analyse, generate and communicate knowledge, solutions and ideas related to health promoting factors, behaviours and evidence-based interventions that can influence health and wellbeing.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – 2 hours workshop||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Learning materials – 2 hours of independent structured learning materials||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Seminar – 1 hour seminar||1hr||Week 1||2 times|
Defining and measuring health
Behavioural health key concepts and definitions
Development and change of health behaviours
Theories and models of behaviour change
Factors and events influencing health across the lifespan
Promoting health and wellbeing
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * International Union for Health Promotion and Education|
|1||Develop an understanding of key concepts, definitions and theories related to behavioural health.||Knowledgeable||
B.3, 1.4, 5.4, 6.4
|2||Summarise and evaluate peer reviewed articles related to a health topic.||Empowered||
A.11, 4.1, 6.3, 9.4
|3||Apply health behaviour theories and knowledge to analyse and address a health topic.||Empowered||
B.3, 1.4, 5.4, 6.4
|International Union for Health Promotion and Education|
|B.3||The determinants of health and their implications for health promotion action|
|A.11||Being accountable for the quality of one's own practice and taking responsibility for maintaining and improving knowledge and skills|
|1.4||Facilitate the development of personal skills that will maintain and improve health|
|4.1||Use effective communication skills including written, verbal, nonverbal, and listening skills|
|5.4||Incorporate new knowledge to improve practice and respond to emerging challenges in health promotion|
|6.3||Collect, review and appraise relevant data, information and literature to inform health promotion action|
|6.4||Identify the determinants of health which impact on health promotion action|
|9.4||Use research and evidence-based strategies to inform practice|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
A practice quiz will be available in week 1 of teaching for students to complete prior to the first quiz due in week 3 of teaching.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Refer to Format||Online Test (Quiz)|
|Week 9||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Artefact - Professional||Individual||40%||
Up to 800 words
|Week 13||Online Submission|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Quizzes|
To allow you to demonstrate and evaluate your knowledge acquisition and understanding of the key concepts, definitions and theories used in behavioural health.
Submit: Weeks 3,5,7&11. Further details will be made available on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Summaries of scientific journal articles|
To demonstrate your skills in searching for, selecting and summarising relevant bodies of knowledge, theory, and research.
Source at least two relevant and recent (published in the last six years) full-text original research articles on a given health topic and/or theory. You will evaluate and summarise the articles in a Word document. Based on the evidence available in the articles selected you must propose practice-oriented recommendations that will be of interest for clients and health professionals. The Vancouver-JAMA style of referencing will be used for this assessment. Further details will be made available on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Professional artefact|
To apply health behaviour theories, knowledge and literature-based evidence to inform health promotion action.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional|
Professional artefact. You will develop a communication product that integrates core knowledge, theory and evidence-based information relevant to a given health priority area. Further details will be made available on Canvas.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Ken Jones,Debra Creedy||2012||Health and Human Behaviour||(3rd ed.)||OUP Australia & New Zealand|
Students will be required to have access to a reliable Internet connection, a computer, a microphone headset and a webcam for Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Activities.
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