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Level of study: What does Undergraduate Level 1 mean?
Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
What does it mean to 'be well'? How is your wellbeing linked to and dependent on others? Using an interdisciplinary approach, this unit interrogates the relationship between an individual's wellbeing and that of society. The content covers psychological, physiological, philosophical, historical, environmental, economic and health perspectives on wellbeing. Examining individual and societal attitudes towards wellbeing in a global context will inform your exploration of strategies to help you think critically about your personal wellbeing and that of the wider community.
PLEASE NOTE: This unit plus ISU102, ISU103, ISU110 and ISU150 have the same learning outcomes and only one of these units will give you credit points towards any Murdoch University Degree.
- Assignment 1 — Library exercise (5%)
- Assignment 2 — Referencing exercise (15%)
- Essay 1 (15%)
- Essay 2 — Including 5% for referencing (25%)
- Invigilated Exam (30%)
- Participation (10%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- use communication, critical thinking, social interaction, independence and lifelong learning skills in their studies
- understand the value of different disciplines for addressing themes, issues or problems
- demonstrate the integration of knowledge from more than one discipline
- demonstrate an awareness of different perspectives and concepts of wellbeing
- think critically about the benefits and limitations of specific approaches and perspectives on wellbeing
- integrate knowledge from more than one subject area in articulating personal understandings of wellbeing
- understand that different cultural perspectives on wellbeing are valuable and need to be valued in personal understandings of wellbeing
- appreciate that social justice includes not only access and opportunities for participation but also extends to the right to feel a sense of belonging
- recognise the contribution many cultures, ethnicities, religions and individuals have made to understandings of wellbeing
- recognise the interdependence of various approaches to wellbeing, and the impacts that they have had on modern life
- demonstrate an awareness of the global implications of wellbeing as it is understood from a variety of perspectives.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|2||Wellbeing in an historical context|
|3||Psychology and wellbeing|
|4||The physiology of wellbeing|
|5||Health, wellbeing and the new D.E.A.L.|
|6||Indigenous perspectives on wellbeing|
|7||The Arts and wellbeing|
|8||Media influences on wellbeing|
|9||Globalisation, leisure and wellbeing|
|10||Wellbeing and the environment|
|11||Wellbeing and economics|
|12||Review of wellbeing|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Audio/Video - Streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development), Murdoch University
- Bachelor of Arts (Sustainable Development), Murdoch University
- Bachelor of Arts (Community Development), Murdoch University
- Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Management, Murdoch University
- Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism), Murdoch University
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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