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

OHTH2083

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Internet

Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Ashleigh Moreland

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7545

Course Coordinator Email: ash.moreland@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.71


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

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

The course will explore five dimensions of wellness, including emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, and physical, with the major focus being on physical health. 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 philosophical 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. Assess the health status of the Australian population, and the contribution of various determinants of health.
  2. Critically appraise your health behaviours and lifestyle.
  3. Describe behaviour theories and apply these to initiate, develop and implement strategies to improve your current health and wellness practises.
  4. Evaluate the importance of physical activity in improving/sustaining good health and design/implement your own physical activity and healthy lifestyle program.
  5. Understand the role of nutrition in health and wellness.
  6. Understand emotional wellness, with an emphasis on the role stress plays on health and wellbeing, including how to manage stress. 
  7. Apply concepts of intellectual, social and spiritual wellness to improve quality of life.
  8. Apply concepts of lifestyle modification at different stages of life and/or within various cultural and/or international contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is organised into modules that are designed to be completed online in a self-paced manner. However, it is expected that you remain engaged and up-to-speed with the content. The modules include a range of short videos, readings, activities, and collections of external content.

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: 50 - 60 hours


Overview of Learning Resources

Course resources including announcements, detailed class schedules, course learning materials and grades will be provided online via Canvas. You will be expected to regularly access this course website, and analytics will be used to track engagement with the course.


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 & 8

Assessment Task 2: Diary Assignment

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

Assessment Task 3: Online Quizzes

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8