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Unit of study_

OLET1518: Health Challenges: Weight Regulation

This Open Learning Environment unit of study is designed to provide its students with a basic understanding of factors that affect weight regulation in humans. Weight regulation is an area of growing interest of significance and urgency, as over and undernutrition remain serious public health concerns. The unit will cover basic physiology involved in body weight regulation and will explore basic key factors that can override these physiological mechanisms, including eating behaviour psychology, genetic influences and impact of the environment. These factors will be discussed with reference weight dysregulation (obesity and eating disorders). This unit of study has been developed by academics in the University’s Charles Perkins Centre, an interdisciplinary education and research hub where researchers produce novel solutions to chronic disease.

Details

Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Unit code OLET1518
Unit name Health Challenges: Weight Regulation
Session, year
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Intensive August, 2021
Attendance mode Online
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 2

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Suzanne Lea Ollerenshaw, suzanne.ollerenshaw@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Online task Module 1 quiz
5 short answer questions
5% -
Due date: 30 Jul 2021

Closing date: 05 Sep 2021
10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Online task Module 2 quiz
5 short answer questions
5% -
Due date: 06 Aug 2021

Closing date: 05 Sep 2021
10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO2
Online task Module 3 quiz
5x SAQs
5% -
Due date: 13 Aug 2021

Closing date: 05 Sep 2021
10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Online task Module 4 quiz
5x SAQs
5% -
Due date: 20 Aug 2021

Closing date: 05 Sep 2021
10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Online task Module 5 quiz
5x SAQs
5% -
Due date: 27 Aug 2021

Closing date: 05 Sep 2021
10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3
Online task Module 6 quiz
5x SAQs
5% -
Due date: 03 Sep 2021

Closing date: 05 Sep 2021
10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3
Assignment Module 1 Visual Collage
visual collage + written description
20% -
Due date: 30 Jul 2021

Closing date: 05 Sep 2021
images + 200 words
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Assignment Module 2 self reflection
self reflection
5% -
Due date: 06 Aug 2021
100 words
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Assignment Module 3 self reflection
self reflection
5% -
Due date: 13 Aug 2021
100 words
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Assignment Module 4 self reflection
self reflection
5% -
Due date: 20 Aug 2021
100 words
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Assignment Module 5 self reflection
self reflection
5% -
Due date: 27 Aug 2021
100 words
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Assignment Module 6 Visual Mapping
visual mapping of the issues
30% -
Due date: 03 Sep 2021

Closing date: 05 Sep 2021
one page
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4

All online assessments are a combination of online quizzes and self-reflection.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

 

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

5% per day for submitted work.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

Attendance and class requirements

complete online modules

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 2 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 40-50 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

nil

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. 1. Explain intermediate concepts of physiological weight homeostasis and energy balance
  • LO2. 2. Identify basic and novel non-homeostatic factors affecting weight regulation
  • LO3. Interpret how biological energy balance regulation influences their behaviours
  • LO4. Appraise information on weight regulation and evaluate its validity and credibility

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
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