School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Foundations of Health ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400769.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400242 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation; 400131 Communication for the Helping Professions, 700075 - Professional Pathways in Health Science (UWSC)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students going on placement in NSW Health facilities will need to comply with its occupational screening and vaccination policy prior to placement This includes a Prohibited Persons Declaration; Criminal Record Check Clearance and a current Workcover Authority approved First Aid Certificate

About this Unit
The unit introduces students to professional issues, history and the philosophy in health sciences: health promotion, health service management and therapeutic recreation). Theories and concepts of health, leisure and recreation, human behaviour, perceived freedom, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and locus of control are introduced. Students will be introduced to an understanding of human development and the health science processes. Students will examine how human growth and development focusing on physical and emotional factors influence the development of socio-economic, cultural, gender, environmental, health science issues.

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