Promoting Health and Wellbeing (8693.4)
|Level:||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Education|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Education|
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This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:
- Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2011 End Date: 03/11/2011
- Version 2 - Start Date: 01/01/2012 End Date: 31/12/2012
- Version 3 - Start Date: 01/01/2013 End Date: 21/12/2017
- Version 4 - Start Date: 01/01/2018 End Date: 01/01/2018
This unit examines the psychosocial dimensions of health as major contributors to wellbeing in contemporary society. Sociocultural factors influencing mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents are explored, and the role that school communities play in the promotion of health and wellbeing is discussed. The areas covered in this unit include self-esteem, resilience, connectedness, participation, and relationships with self and others. Within these areas strategies for safe living, self worth, belonging, dealing with stress, depression, responding to loss and grief, bullying and harassment are covered.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate their knowledge of the psychosocial dimension of health and specific content areas most relevant to young people;
2. Appreciate the different situations and values of others in relation to matters relating to psychosocial health;
3. Understand and explain the socio-cultural factors influencing mental health and wellbeing of children and young people;
4. Critically reflect on health promotion strategies used for mental health and wellbeing; and
5. Research, analyse and discuss mental health and wellbeing community programs.
3 hours per week