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Wellbeing (BRD251)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external, S2E-internal, S2E-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit examines the notions of wellbeing in a postmodern society, from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and in varying contexts. This is valuable to address the dimensions of wellbeing from a holistic approach. This approach will enable students to explore physiological, creative, psychological, historical, philosophical, environmental, emotional and economic perspectives of wellbeing. Integration of these perspectives will assist the student to articulate personal understandings of wellbeing and better apply the concept to their own lives.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Compare, contrast and critically evaluate the differing disciplinary perspectives relating to the topics or themes over the semester.
2. Exploring multidisciplinary perspectives and synthesising this knowledge through tutorial discussions and questions guiding learning.
3. Critically thinking about the benefits and limitations of specific approaches and perspectives on wellbeing.
4. Integrate knowledge from more than one subject area in articulating personal understandings of wellbeing and comparing and contrasting these during tutorial discussions.
5. Improved communication skills by taking part in discussion in tutorials following lectures.
Timetabled Learning Activities Murdoch Campus 11 x 2 hr weekly tutorial workshops
Dubai Campus 12 x 2 hr weekly tutorial workshops
Singapore - 6 x 4 hour fortnightly tutorial workshops
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is a combined approach of theory and practice. The structure of online lecture topics are a combination of smaller recorded lecture content with resources and embedded, interactive activities placed within. Students apply lecture content and concepts and relate these back to real world relevance and applications.
Key components of the online structure are as follows:
* Brief pre activities to introduce the topic and address preconceptions or misconceptions.
* Targeted online discussions around key issues to facilitate authentic learning, exchange of knowledge and peer-to-peer interaction.
* Pre- workshop discussions to prepare for face-to-face workshop activities.
* There will also be embedded knowledge checks at the end of modules in the form of mastery quizzes and self-reflections to assist students in measuring their learning along the way and encourage critical reflection.

students will then be guided to synthesise this knowledge through tutorial discussions and questions guiding learning and interactive small group activities.
The students will gain an insight into wellbeing from the interdisciplinary lectures and further synthesize and question this insight in the tutorials.
Other Learning Experiences 6 x 1 hour blended learning lecture content
Assessment Assessment task 1 is linked to Unit learning outcome 1-4. This rationale of a specific health issue informs a part of the group task of designing a health promotion in the form of a series of brochures (Task 2). Task 2 further develops collaborative small group work and allows students to demonstrate outcome 5, Improved communication skills by taking part in discussion in tutorials following lectures.. The final exam then collectively demonstrate all learning outcomes including Integrate knowledge from more than one subject area in articulating personal understandings of wellbeing.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed FDN111 Wellbeing may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes This is a University-Wide Breadth Unit.
Previously 2014: 'Well Being - University Breadth Unit'
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mrs Jennifer Murphy
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Jennifer.Murphy@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1E-External
MURDOCH: S1E-Internal
Mrs Jennifer Murphy
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Jennifer.Murphy@murdoch.edu.au

MURDOCH: S2E-External
MURDOCH: S2E-Internal
Dr Anthony Armson
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2559
e: A.Armson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.059 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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