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Promoting Health and Wellbeing (8693.4)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education



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    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151988) - View
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    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    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.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week





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