6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit introduces students to the biophysical and behavioural foundations of health and physical education. Students learn about the major biophysical sub-disciplines including functional human anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition and behavioural psychology. They explore the role these have played in shaping contemporary practices within the health and physical education discipline. Students learn how the biophysical elements interact with social, cultural and environmental factors to influence healthy and physically active lives. Students develop their understanding of the discipline areas through the application and critique of practice aimed to optimise individual potential for health and wellbeing, and the building of healthy, active communities.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- engage in meaningful discussions about the biophysical factors that shape individual and community health and wellbeing and physical activity
- understand important biophysical theory and content knowledge
- apply theory and content knowledge to relevant individual, local, regional or global contexts
- acquire, apply and critically evaluate skills associated with the biophysical sub-discipline in physical activity and health contexts
- demonstrate familiarity with the appropriate use of specialist equipment commonly used in the biophysical context
- analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors impact the biophysical and subsequent opportunities for health and physical activity.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Laboratory tasks (1500 words or equivalent, 40%)
Examination (2 hours, 2500 words or equivalent, 60%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- 2 hours per week
- Additional requirements:
- 10 hours of independent study per week
See also Unit timetable information