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OLET1616: The Science of Health and Wellbeing

This Open Learning Environment unit of study is designed to increase students' knowledge and skills regarding personal and community health and wellbeing. In this unit of study, students will learn about the latest health research and scientific evidence across the key domains of wellbeing: nutrition; physical activity; sleep; mental wellbeing; alcohol and other drugs. This unit of study will also allow students to develop skills in critical thinking relating to health information and how to implement healthy behaviours. The unit has been developed by eminent researchers in each domain to ensure the most up-to-date evidence is incorporated. This unit of study is multidisciplinary and designed to stimulate students' thinking about issues relating to physical and mental wellbeing. The knowledge is to benefit students in their own wellbeing for maximising academic performance and university experience as well as to give them skills to demonstrate leadership in health in their future work environments.

Code OLET1616
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 2

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

  • LO1. describe the concepts of wellbeing and health and how they relate to all areas of life
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge relating to the five thematic modules and domains of wellbeing: nutrition; physical activity; sleep; alcohol and other drugs; social and emotional wellbeing
  • LO3. describe the principles of health promotion and their application to the broader context – healthy people, healthy communities, healthy environments
  • LO4. apply critical thinking about health information and evidence as they relate to personal, community and environment health.