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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 3052

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
152980

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop foundational knowledge of research, theory, philosophy and practices that support the effective use of Outdoor and Wilderness and Adventure Education to promote personal development, health and wellbeing, group development, environmental learning, social justice and sustainable living.

Course content

The significance of wilderness, adventure and adventurous journeys are examined from multidisciplinary perspectives; the potential of wilderness and adventure for education, personal development, recreation, health and well-being, group development, environmental learning, social justice and sustainable living; tourism and therapy; wilderness as inspiration; personal connections and creative responses to wilderness and adventure; social and ecological pressure on wilderness areas; western and indigenous conservation of wilderness; concepts of outdoor education.

Textbook(s)

Louv, R 2006, Last child in the woods: saving our children from nature-deficit disorder, Alonquin, Chapel Hill

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 3 hours x 1 weeks
Field Placement 7 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 tutorial presentation 500 words 15% -
Essay 1500 words 30% -
Reflective portfolio 2000 words 40% -
Field trip performance - 15% -

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

Course Coordinators

School of Health Sciences

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