Course Title: Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Health

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Health

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2083

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

OHTH2083

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Internet

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Summer2009,
Sem 1 2009,
Summer2010,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

OHTH2083

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Stephen Bird

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7257

Course Coordinator Email: stephen.bird@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 203.03.005

Course Coordinator Availability: For course content and assignments contact Selina Fraser


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

You will engage in learning about the impact of modern lifestyle behaviours on health so that you can make informed decisions on how to change your current lifestyle, and improve your health and productivity for your future place of work.

The role of physical activity in the prevention of disease will be a particular focus of the subject. The content will have immediate personal relevance, as you will be asked to critically examine your own lifestyle and propose alternative(s) which can be made to enhance your health status and quality of life.

Cross professional, gender and cultural understanding and philosophic enquiry will be encouraged through on-line discussions. You will be expected to complete some practical activities as part of the course to reinforce concepts learnt.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Health & Physical Education Program Learning Outcomes:

Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)

 


Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Critically appraise your health behaviours and lifestyle.
  2. Initiate and develop strategies to increase your current health and wellness practises to improve lifelong health and wellness.
  3. Understand the role of physical activity and lifestyle modification at different stages of life and within various cultural and international contexts.
  4. Understand the role stress plays on health and wellbeing and how to modify stress
  5. Understand the role of nutrition in health and wellness.
  6. Use self-management skills to adhere to healthy lifestyle behaviours
  7. Design your own physical activity and healthy lifestyle program.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be involved in readings, quizzes, virtual lectures and practical experiences.

You will be expected to undertake the on-line learning activities and tasks, plus undertake independent study around the topic areas.

Teacher guided hours 60 – 70 hours, Learner directed hours 5 – 60 hours.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will need to access the Studies tab in myRMIT to obtain course notes.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Literature Review

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Assessment Task 2: Diary Assignment

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Assessment Task 3: Final Exam

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 3, 4, 5 & 6