PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

EXS3PAH

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will evaluate the influence of sedentary behaviour and physical activity behaviours on chronic diseases. You will use key determinants of health to identify people at risk of insufficient physical activity and sedentary behaviour. With reference to current research, you will appraise a range of physical activity guidelines as they relate to people across the lifespan. You will develop an understanding of how individual and population health can be influenced by the health care system and public policy, and settings in which practitioners can work to assist communities to address physical activity needs. You will design a basic population intervention, based on best practice, to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Zadow

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEXS2AES

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Physical Activity

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AuthorDraper, N. and Gareth Stratton, G.

Year2018

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PublisherTaylor and Francis

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Understanding the Australian Health Care System

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AuthorWillis E, Reynolds L, & Keleher H

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Edition/Volume3rd

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

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Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained

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AuthorHardman, A.E. and Stensel, D.J.

Year2009

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PublisherRoutledge

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critique evidence to explain the role of sedentary behaviour and lack of physical activity on lifestyle-related chronic disease.
02. Interpret population data and research to evaluate factors that contribute to sedentary behaviour and insufficient physical activity.
03. Evaluate the influence of individual differences on physical activity guidelines for people across the lifespan.
04. Critically assess ways in which the health care system influences physical activity and sedentary behaviour at a national level.
05. Explore and critique the impact of public policy, individual and population-level interventions on promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Zadow

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online discussion, students do weekly online tasks prior to attending tutorials (800 word equiv.) Formative feedback, all tasks will be weighted equally.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Group presentation - 1000 word equiv. 5-min per person recorded presentation with peer marking plus 2-min per person face-to-face defenceN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5
2 hour written final exam containing short and long answers (equivalent to 2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5