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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the concepts of lifestyle interventions that promote health and wellness, taking into account the physical, psychological, social and emotional wellbeing of the person. This unit promotes the importance of the therapeutic relationship in promoting healthy lifestyles, including physical activity, good nutrition, and stress management.

Unit content

  • Understanding health and wellness behaviour
  • Chronic lifestyle-related diseases
  • The influence of nutrition in health and disease
  • The influence of physical activity in health and disease
  • The influence of psychological wellbeing in health and disease
  • The biopsychosocial model in the management of chronic pain
  • The influence of other lifestyle factors including sleep, drug and alcohol use and environment
  • Understanding health and wellness promotion
  • Case studies in health promotion
  • Principles of wellness coaching and communication in the clinical setting

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the evidence for the role of nutrition, exercise, stress and other lifestyle factors in health and disease
2 identify a range of clinical interventions for the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours and the current evidence supporting these interventions
3 apply Australian guidelines (e.g. food guide references, physical activity – public health guidelines) and other public health initiatives to clinical practice
4 explore the principles and strategies for encouraging client/patient compliance with evidence-based lifestyle health promotion interventions

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the evidence for the role of nutrition, exercise, stress and other lifestyle factors in health and disease
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  2. identify a range of clinical interventions for the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours and the current evidence supporting these interventions
    • GA1:
  3. apply Australian guidelines (e.g. food guide references, physical activity – public health guidelines) and other public health initiatives to clinical practice
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. explore the principles and strategies for encouraging client/patient compliance with evidence-based lifestyle health promotion interventions
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Hawk, C & Evans, W, 2013, Health Promotion and Wellness: An Evidence-Based Guide to Clinical Preventative Services, Lippencott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.