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OLET1616: The Science of Health and Wellbeing

Semester 2, 2021 [Online] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 2
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Prohibitions
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Margaret Allman-Farinelli, margaret.allman-farinelli@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Margaret Allman-Farinelli, margaret.allman-farinelli@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Juliana Chen, juliana.chen@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Final reflective assignment
The student will demonstrate knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving.
40% Week 12
Due date: 07 Nov 2021 at 17:00
500 words to be completed at own pace
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO4
Assignment End of module quizzes
Seven Quizzes
60% Week 13
Due date: 12 Nov 2021 at 17:00
Each of 7 quiz has one hour each
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

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

At HD level, a student demonstrates a flair for the subject as well as a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the unit material. A ‘High Distinction’ reflects exceptional achievement and is awarded to a student who demonstrates the ability to apply their subject knowledge and understanding to produce original solutions for novel or highly complex problems and/or comprehensive critical discussions of theoretical concepts.

Distinction

75 - 84

At DI level, a student demonstrates an aptitude for the subject and a well­developed understanding of the unit material. A ‘Distinction’ reflects excellent achievement and is awarded to a student who demonstrates an ability to apply their subject knowledge and understanding of the subject to produce good solutions for challenging problems and/or a reasonably well­developed critical analysis of theoretical concepts.

Credit

65 - 74

At CR level, a student demonstrates a good command and knowledge of the unit material. A ‘Credit’ reflects solid achievement and is awarded to a student who has a broad general understanding of the unit material and can solve routine problems and/or identify and superficially discuss theoretical concepts.

Pass

50 - 64

At PS level, a student demonstrates proficiency in the unit material. A ‘Pass’ reflects satisfactory achievement and is awarded to a student who has threshold knowledge.

Fail

0 - 49

A ‘Fail’ is awarded to a student who has not demonstrated threshold knowledge.

For more information see 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:

Note That all quizzes for the seven modules must be completed by the due date and it will no longer be possible to complete these after that date.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity 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 integrity breaches seriously.  

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

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Ongoing Each student progresses through each of seven modules including nutrition, physical activity, sleep, emotional well being, alcohol and health promotion. Individual study (40 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: As this unit is an Open Learning Environment unit of study and is completely online, there are no attendance requirements.

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.

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. describe the concepts of wellbeing and health 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.

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

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Changes will be initiated in 2022 with respect to assessment and ongoing feedback. Some of the quiz questions have been rewritten.

Disclaimer

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