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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 1042

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
153860

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

The aim of this course is to critically evaluate the role of health, fitness and physical activity within contemporary western society.

Course content

Biological and sociological aspects of health and physical activity; Paradigms of knowledge, debunking popular myths; Issues around participation in physical activity; Body in culture; Gender and physical activity; Social psychology of health and physical activity; Exercise addiction, eating disorders, negative addictions; Physical activity and the environment; Deviant behaviours; Subcultures around sport and physical activity; Abuse within health and physical activity; Qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks

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
Web-based tutorial submissions 1000 words 30% -
Research proposal 2500 words 35% -
Written examination - 35% 2 hours

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.

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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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