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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 2024

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
152961

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide foundational knowledge and skills for the organization and leadership of outdoor journeys as media for personal, social, cultural and environmental learning for the purposes of outdoor education, outdoor recreation, nature-based tourism or adventure therapy.

Course content

Expedition planning models, preparation, implementation and evaluation of light-weight expeditions; introduction to group theory; theory and practice of leadership; basic skills in canoeing or kayaking, light-weight camping and bushwalking; interpreting weather, theory and practice of risk assessment, philosophy and practice of minimal impact camping, environmental investigations; field recording.

Textbook(s)

Froude C and Polley C 2011, Outdoor Education: foundations for secondary and tertiary education, 2nd edn., Impact Publishing, Cottesloe

Prerequisite(s)

Students are recommended to have prior experience in lightweight camping, such as the 4-day camp experience offered as part of HLTH 1017 Group Dynamics. Students must complete the Australian Canoeing Association `Basic Skills Kayaking' course prior to undertaking the canoeing/kayaking field trip. This can be completed at UniSA or externally.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 7 weeks
Seminar 3 hours x 2 weeks
Field Placement (Canoeing/Kayaking Field Trip) 3 days x -
Field Placement (Bushwalking Field Trip) 3 days x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Group seminar presentation - 10% 1 hour
Expedition log 2000 words 40% -
Short answer test - 30% 2 hours
Practical expedition skills Ongoing 20% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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