HLTH11031 - Healthy Lifestyles

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit encourages students to explore their own lifestyle behaviours as well as those of others. It focuses on how lifestyle behaviours and culture impact on health outcomes and considers how lifestyle behaviours are developed and reinforced. It explores 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, students learn to undertake basic health indicator measurements and consider how these relate to lifestyles. Students have the option of attending a residential school at Bundaberg campus.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School Optional Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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 50%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 65% 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
Weekly readings, although enjoyable and informative, can be quite long.
Readings will be reviewed and updated for 2019. They will be listed on Moodle as 'recommended' and 'supplementary' readings. Students can choose to read the 'supplementary' readings if they wish to seek out additional information on the weekly topic.
Action Taken
Source: Course evaluation
More interaction by students on the general discussion forum will help students to learn from each other.
Contribution to the discussion forums are not mandatory however it will continue to be encouraged by the unit coordinator as a social space and additional learning resource.
Action Taken
Students were advised (and encouraged) at the start of term on the use of the general discussion forums and how they can enhance learning over the term. Interaction on the forum remained low in 2018 however students did not find this unsatisfactory.
Source: Course evaluation
Can lectures/tutorials be available for download? This will allow students to be able to view these sessions at any time and reduce data usage.
Instructions on how this can be done could be explained to students in Week 1 of unit.
Action Taken
Instructions on how to access/download lectures and tutorials were provided to students at the start of term. There were no reports of difficulties in accessing these in 2018.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine 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. Explore how lifestyle behaviours are developed and reinforced
  4. Describe how to delay the onset of potential health problems and reduce health risk factors across the lifespan.
  5. Evaluate knowledge, attitudes and values used to influence lifestyle behaviours in individuals, communities and populations.
  6. Reflect on own experience of changing lifestyle behaviour

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
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
6 - Information Technology Competence
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio