Course Title: Student Health and Wellbeing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Student Health and Wellbeing

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Tass Barkatsas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7423

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.06

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course is designed to support your preparation for responding to health and wellbeing issues in schooling contexts. Promoting health and wellbeing is a key component of the work teachers and schools are expected to do. The aim of this course is to develop your understanding of some well-being issues including risk and protective factors around mental health, sexual health, social-emotional health and developing resilience. Broader issues such as the social and cultural aspects of wellbeing, health education, discomfort, controversy and working with parents/guardians and the community will also be introduced.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Apply concepts from the health promoting schools approach to learning, classroom environments, school and community settings 
  • Critically evaluate, design and develop health and wellbeing approaches using current educational theory, education initiatives and current curriculum frameworks. 
  • Connect health and well-being issues with contemporary social and cultural issues in schools 
  • Address, improve and protect the health and wellbeing of students

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and professional skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice
  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in education
  • Use appropriate research methods to design and implement substantial projects, then evaluate and theorize these outcomes as a means to position this contribution to the profession and knowledge area
  • Engage with complex bodies of knowledge and multiple professional skills in order to contribute to your professional identity and career within contemporary contexts

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc