HLTH11031 - Healthy Lifestyles

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will explore your own lifestyle behaviours as well as those of others. You will consider how lifestyle behaviours and culture impact on health outcomes and consider how lifestyle behaviours are developed and reinforced. You will explore the knowledge, attitudes and values that influence lifestyle behaviours of individuals, communities and populations and interventions that could delay the onset of potential health problems across the lifespan. As part of this exploration, you will learn to undertake basic health indicator measurements and consider how these relate to lifestyles.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 1 - 2023 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Portfolio 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 30.77% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student unit evaluation.
Encourage students to maintain a casual conversation (rather than formal) in the weekly discussion forum posts.
Students will be reminded to maintain a casual and conversational tone in their posts when contributing to the weekly discussion forums.
Action Taken
During the live Zoom support sessions that were centred on assessment tasks, students were encouraged to keep discussion posts conversational.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection.
A very small number of students provide all their contributions to the weekly discussion forums the day before the assessment task is due rather than across the term. This is unlikely to contribute to the ongoing topic discussions and learning of others.
Add a component to the discussion forum assessment marking criteria that require students to make half of their contributions at least three weeks prior to the assessment due date.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain how lifestyle behaviours and culture can have positive and negative impacts on health outcomes
  2. Undertake basic health indicator measurements and explain how these relate to lifestyle
  3. Explain how lifestyle behaviours are developed and reinforced
  4. Discuss how to delay the onset of potential health problems and reduce health risk factors across the lifespan
  5. Explain knowledge, attitudes and values used to influence lifestyle behaviours in individuals, communities and populations
  6. Critically reflect on own experience of changing lifestyle behaviour.

Not applicable.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Online Quiz(zes)