Examine the notion of wellbeing down to its essence. Address psychological, emotional and economic viewpoints of wellbeing. Compare and contrast different perspectives. Think about the possible effects nutrition, ageing and the media can have
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- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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The approach to learning in this subject 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 subject 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 subject students will be able to:
- compare, contrast and critically evaluate the differing disciplinary perspectives relating to the topics or themes over the semester;
- exploring multidisciplinary perspectives and synthesising this knowledge through tutorial discussions and questions guiding learning;
- critically thinking 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 and comparing and contrasting these during tutorial discussions;
- improved communication skills by taking part in discussion in tutorials following lectures.
- Understanding Wellbeing
- Australian Youth and Wellbeing
- Psychology of Wellbeing: Stages of Development
- Arts and Wellbeing
- Inner life and Wellbeing
- Physiology, Morbidity and Mortality
- Indigenous perspectives
- Ageing and Wellbeing
- Consumerism the media and Impact on Body Image
- Health promotions/campaigns
- Environment and Wellbeing
- Tourism and wellbeing
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
Students undertaking this subject as part of their Murdoch Degree requirements must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in the subject.
No special requirements
This subject 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.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Enquiry/Rationale 1500 words (35%)
- Invigilated Exam (35%)
- Brochure/Pamphlet 500 words (20%)
- Reflective Evaluation (10%)
Textbooks are not required.
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