Subject details

  • Topics
    • Understanding Wellbeing
    • Australian Youth and Wellbeing
    • Psychology of Wellbeing: Stages of Development
    • Arts and Wellbeing
    • Inner life and Wellbeing
    • Physiology, Morbidity and Mortality
    • Nutrition
    • Indigenous perspectives
    • Ageing and Wellbeing
    • Consumerism the media and Impact on Body Image
    • Health promotions/campaigns
    • Environment and Wellbeing
    • Tourism and wellbeing
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment

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:

  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%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Brochure/Pamphlet 500 words (20%)
  • Assignment 4 - Reflective Evaluation (10%)

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 subject

Entry Requirements

  • MUR-ISU111

Special requirements

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.

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