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.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online

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 45%
2. Online resource/s 45%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 10%

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.1% 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).
Feedback
Several students indicated that preparation/writing of a blog (Assessments 1 and 2) and completing a journal (Assessment 3) were engaging, increased understanding of unit content, and were practical skills to learn for their future work.
Recommendation
The unit should retain the focus of assessment pieces on developing students' practical skills and professional competencies.
Action Taken
The practical focus of these assessments was retained.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Students indicated that they enjoyed the broad range of topics covered in the unit and ability to focus on areas of interest in activities and assessments.
Recommendation
The unit should continue to expose students to a broad range of wellbeing and resilience topics, with student ability to focus on particular areas of interest.
Action Taken
The unit retained the focus on diverse content with student ability to focus on areas of interest.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Two students were concerned with the amount of content and readings covered in the unit.
Recommendation
The course team should examine unit weekly materials to see where streamlining and reduction may be possible, as well as where more guidance can be given to students on what to focus on in weekly materials.
Action Taken
Some reduction in material content was undertaken, and students were advised on which resources were more core to their learning and which were additional and for student interest.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Some students enjoyed the autonomy of choosing topics to focus on in their assessments, while others indicated they would like more prescriptive details for Assessments 1 and 2.
Recommendation
The course team should evaluate assessment materials to see where some additional guidelines and resources can be provided, as well as whether such assessment information could be further covered in live tutorials or recorded videos.
Action Taken
Assessment requirements for Assessments 1 and 2 were made more explicit in assessment documents and live tutorials.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Two students indicated that they would like audio recordings for some lecture material, rather than only written lecture notes.
Recommendation
The course team should review unit material to see whether Zoom recordings or podcasts would complement written materials.
Action Taken
Recordings or podcasts were not included, but live Zoom tutorials focused more on unit content to complement student learning.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Students praised the comprehensive, practical and topical nature of the unit content and assessments.
Recommendation
The unit should maintain the focus on building practical competencies and the introduction of topical and emerging areas in the positive psychology area.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Students appreciated the constructive feedback on assessment pieces, which allowed them to implement this feedback in subsequent assessment pieces.
Recommendation
The teaching team should maintain the focus on strengths-based and constructive feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Students particularly enjoyed the creation of a live blog (Assessment 2), which many suggested was a useful skill for future work and employment.
Recommendation
The unit should retain the blog assessment piece.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Some students would like more interaction with fellow students in live tutorials.
Recommendation
The teaching team should look for ways to increase student interaction in live tutorials such as more group activities and smaller group discussions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
A couple of students felt that there should be less reliance on discussion forums for information about assessments.
Recommendation
The teaching team will look to see where assessment information can be communicated in extended versions of the assessment details booklet, as well as making it clearer to students of the importance of staying up to date with forum posts
Action Taken
Nil.
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. Evaluate and discuss the integration of psychological, physiological, and environmental health approaches
  3. Design and produce a professional wellbeing and resilience educational resource
  4. Apply reflective practice to chronicle your insights and awareness of interconnected wellbeing factors.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online resource/s
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online resource/s
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment