Wellbeing - 2017

Unit summary

BRD251

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Enquiry/Rationale 1500 words (35%) , Group Project - Brochure/Pamphlet 500 words (25%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
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Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit is not taking further enrolments for Study Period 1, 2017.

This unit examines the notions of wellbeing in a postmodern society, from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and in varying contexts. This is valuable to address the dimensions of wellbeing from a holistic approach.

This approach will enable students to explore physiological, creative, psychological, historical, philosophical, environmental, emotional and economic perspectives of wellbeing.

Integration of these perspectives will assist the student to articulate personal understandings of wellbeing and better apply the concept to their own lives.

The approach to learning in this unit is a combined approach of theory and practice.

We intend to guide students to compare, contrast and critically evaluate the differing disciplinary perspectives relating to the unit topic/theme by delivering lectures from beyond the School of Health Professions and School of Education and by inviting speakers from various disciplines.

Exploring multidisciplinary perspectives students will be guided to synthesise this knowledge through tutorial discussions and questions guiding learning. Students are encouraged to think critically about the benefits and limitations of specific approaches and perspectives on wellbeing.

They will also be able to integrate knowledge from more than one subject area in articulating personal understandings of wellbeing. It is anticipated that students will demonstrate thinking beyond the limited scope of their chosen discipline producing a broader critical thinking approach.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. compare, contrast and critically evaluate the differing disciplinary perspectives relating to the topics or themes over the semester;
  2. exploring multidisciplinary perspectives and synthesising this knowledge through tutorial discussions and questions guiding learning;
  3. critically thinking about the benefits and limitations of specific approaches and perspectives on wellbeing;
  4. integrate knowledge from more than one subject area in articulating personal understandings of wellbeing and comparing and contrasting these during tutorial discussions;
  5. improved communication skills by taking part in discussion in tutorials following lectures.
  • Assignment 1 — Enquiry/Rationale 1500 words (35%)
  • Group Project — Brochure/Pamphlet 500 words (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Invigilated examination (30%)
  • Participation — Participation (10%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mutually exclusive units

If you are studying towards a degree, you should be aware that this unit is mutually exclusive with the following unit(s):

  • ISU111 — Wellbeing

Please note that if you have already studied any of the mutually exclusive unit(s) listed above, you should check the Course Structure of your degree to see whether you will be able to get credit for this unit, as well as the unit(s) previously studied, towards that qualification.

Students undertaking this unit as part of their Murdoch Course requirements must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at Level 1 before enrolling in the unit.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Understanding Wellbeing
2Australian Youth and Wellbeing
3Psychology of Wellbeing: Stages of Development
4Arts and Wellbeing
5Inner life and Wellbeing
6Physiology, Morbidity and Mortality
7Nutrition
8Indigenous perspectives
9Ageing and Wellbeing
10Consumerism the media and Impact on Body Image
11Health promotions/campaigns
12Environment and Wellbeing
13Tourism and wellbeing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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