Course Title: Introduction to Mindbody Wellness

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Mindbody Wellness

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BESC1482

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Internet

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

BESC1482

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Internet

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Nicole Albrecht

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 8 8296 3738

Course Coordinator Email: nikki.albrecht@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Adelaide

Course Coordinator Availability: Email is the best contact option


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is fully online. You will need access to the internet, the ability to work online via myRMIT Studies, to organise your time, work online with others in small groups, and submit work by due dates.


Course Description

Mind-body wellness explores the connection between the mind and body and its impact on health and well-being.  You will gain an overview of mind-body modalities and their application in enhancing wellbeing. Topics include: wellness theory; the mind-body connection and how it functions in the body; mind-body wellness and stress; mind-body modalities such as imagery, meditation, intuition and mindfulness; the power of intention and love in mind-body wellness; how mind-body modalities affect cellular health and how they may prevent illness; the practice of mind-body wellness in daily life; critical evaluation of mind-body literature and professional and ethical issues in mind-body wellness practice.

This course is fully online. You will need access to the internet, the ability to work online via myRMIT Studies, to organise your time, work online with others in small groups, and submit work by due dates.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is a University Student Elective available to undergraduate students across a range of programs and disciplines. It also contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP144 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology):

  • PLO 1: Understand appropriate and relevant fundamental and applied evidence based knowledge and undertake life-long learning to improve personal and professional practice.
  • PLO 2: Demonstrate a capacity to employ a variety of approaches and procedures to research to permit judgements and decisions to be supported by appropriate evidence that places practice within a global and local context.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify, trace and discuss the development of mind-body wellness concepts and practices and describe the role of intention, love and altruism in mind-body wellness
  2. Describe, discuss and explain the physiology of the mind-body connection and the stress response
  3. Describe and explain the use, therapeutic effects and safety, and professional and ethical issues relevant to a selected range of mind-body wellness modalities
  4. Practice a selected range of mind-body modalities and describe their effects
  5. Explain how mind-body wellness modalities can be applied in daily life and their role in prevention of illness and adapt mind-body wellness practices to a range of diverse settings
  6. Critically evaluate mind-body wellness literature and the effectiveness of mind-body wellness modalities 


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include:

  • Working through the course, activities and study questions presented in the online learning package
  • Prescribed reading
  • Online discussion forums and small group work
  • Personal practice of mind-body techniques
  • Online quiz questions
  • Keeping a reflective journal
  • Searching for and evaluating literature relevant to mind-body wellness

 Teacher Guided Hours: 36 per semester (online)

Learner Directed Hours: 84 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT Studies. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

A Library Subject Guide is available at http://rmit.libguides.com/psychology 


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Early Assessment Task: Group Discussions

Introduction Discussion

Weighting 12%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 5 & 6

Guided Imagery Discussion

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 4 & 5

Assessment Task 2: Journal  

Weighting 45%

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

Assessment Task 3: Online Quiz  

Weighting 33%

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