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HLTH 102/3.0 Personal Health and Wellness

Course applicable to the following Majors / Medials/ Minors:    HLTH (core) / LISC (option for minor plan) / Con-Ed Teaching Subject (Science-Biology)
Course Instructor: Beth Richan - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This course is available in:   Winter term at the BISC
Course Prerequisites / Exclusions:   One Way Exclusion: May not be taken with or after 12.0 units in KNPE (formerly PPHE; PHED; KINE)

HLTH 102 offers an introduction to the concepts of health and wellness from a personal perspective. Students that take this course will gain important insights and learn to recognise the factors that effect their own personal mental and physical wellbeing, which they can use to stay healthy throughout their university studies and beyond.

  BETH RICHAN, COURSE INSTRUCTOR, BISC

Course Highlights:

Focus your studies on a patient you know very well indeed - yourself!

Learn to think critically about health information and your own health behaviours.

An interdisciplinary course that uses a combination of theoretical and experiential learning opportunities, lectures and mini-assignments

Small class sizes, guided research questionnaires and pre-ELO discussions encourage you to engage in critical debate with your classmates in a supportive learning environment.

Writing and study skills are embedded in evaluation methods throughout the term so that students develop critical skills necessary as they progress through their future academic studies.

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HLTH 102/3.0 Personal Health and Wellness

HLTH 102 has been designed for undergraduate students who want to enhance their personal health awareness, knowledge, and practices. Through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning opportunities, this course offers an introduction to the concepts of health and wellness from a personal perspective

This course examines personal health awareness, knowledge, and practices. Through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning opportunities, In-class lectures and mini-assignments will support students in learning to think critically about health information and their own health behaviours. Evidence-based topics related to personal health and wellness will be the focus of the content for this course and will be supplemented by assessments that students complete inside and outside of class. Problem based learning (PBL) anchors the course so that students are actively engaged and responsible for their academic success.

A degree in Health Studies leads to entry into a wide variety of career options including physical therapy, medicine, law, occupational therapy, social work, health policy, health infomatics, urban planning, disability studies, and many others.

Course materials

Insel, P. M., Roth W. T., & Insel, C. (2018). Core Concepts in Health, Brief. 15/e. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Journal articles, book chapters and other reading materials available on onQ

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to

  • identify and explain terminology, concepts, and assumptions related to personal health and well-being
  • evaluate and critically appraise information and resources relevant to personal health
  • apply course content to one’s own personal health practices.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Previous examples of Experiential Learning Opportunities for this course include a visit to the Bethlem Museum of the Mind to study the evolution of mental health, mental illness and what we now refer to as a sense of wellness. The visit was facilitated by the museum archivist who was able to provide an overview of the western experience through exposure to primary sources from 19th century personal narratives; and a class study using a health and fitness app to determine the correlation between students' personal calorie intake and the calories burned using real-time data.

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