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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 3055

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
158761

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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

To consider sociological perspectives of physical health, physical activity and sport, and application of these perspectives to professional practice.

Course content

Sociological perspectives of health, physical activity and sport. Paradigms of knowledge from sociological perspectives; investigation of popular misunderstandings concerning health, inactivity, exercise addiction, eating disorders, body image, physical activity and the environment, deviant behaviours and abuse within physical activity and sport; application of qualitative research methods to health and/or physical activity issues experienced by specific populations, including (but not confined to) women, men, children, older Australians, migrants/refugees, workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; sociological analysis and reflections of health professions in Australian society; applications to professional practice.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 2026 Motor Control and Learning

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
Quizzes 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
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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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