PSYC20042 - Building Wellbeing and Resilience: Interconnected Factors

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will examine interconnected factors and complex systems that impact wellbeing and resilience at an individual and societal level. At the individual level, you will examine the interplay between mental processes, emotions, and physiology, and assess how to positively influence these areas. You will also evaluate the importance of factors such as sleep, nutrition and diet, exercise, social support, fun, play, and creativity. At a societal level, you will evaluate the impact on wellbeing and resilience of factors such as education, health systems, societal norms and values, and the impact of built and natural environments. Within this interconnected factors framework, you will draw on evidence-based research, tools, approaches, and models, to promote wellbeing and resilience interventions.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 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 Postgraduate 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 35%
2. Written Assessment 45%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 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 86.67% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 40.54% 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 feedback (evaluations).
Students found the material useful, interesting, and engaging, and appreciated the ability to focus on areas of interest in activities and assessments.
Retain the unit material (with updates as needed) and allow students to focus on particular areas of interest for assessment pieces.
Action Taken
Unit material was updated where needed and students were allowed to focus on particular areas of interest for assessment pieces.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Students appreciated the chance to apply unit content to diverse types of assessment pieces (e.g., blog, reflective journal).
Retain the diversity of types of assessment pieces.
Action Taken
Diversity of types of assessment pieces was retained.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Two students indicated that they would like more video recordings for some lecture material, rather than mostly written lecture notes.
Review unit material to see whether additional recordings or podcasts would complement written materials.
Action Taken
A small number of recordings were added to the materials. Further development of audio or visual recordings will be undertaken going forward.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Students praised the quality of the unit content and practical assessment pieces.
The unit will maintain the unit content (with updates as needed) and practical assessment pieces.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Some students indicated they would like the tutorials to align more closely with the weekly unit content.
The Unit Coordinator will review the schedule of tutorials so that topics covered in tutorials align more directly with the unit content covered at the same time during term.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse wellbeing and resilience resources, including contemporary discipline research, programs and interventions
  2. Discuss and evaluate the integration of psychosocial, physiological and environmental approaches to understanding wellbeing and resilience
  3. Apply reflective practice to chronicle insights and awareness of interconnected wellbeing factors

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8