Wellbeing

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Murdoch University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

There’s a lot that goes into making us happy, and it’s a different story depending on your personal context and where you are in the world. But whether you come from a scientific, security, community development or international aid perspective, having a clear conception of what wellbeing means in contemporary society will give you the foundation you need to informed inferences.

This Wellbeing unit from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University will guide you through the varied elements of life that add up to our sense of wellbeing so that you can prioritise your professional efforts. This includes the psychological factors, physiological traits and philosophical positions that we have as individuals, and a range of environmental factors such as our place in history, our economic position and geographic location.

By studying this unit you will learn to think critically and apply social interaction and communication skills to empathise with different cultural perspectives. You will also cover key concepts such as recognising social attitudes, fostering a sense of belonging and what factors lead to positive outcomes.

Upon completion of this course unit you will have a deeper understanding of the importance of engaging different disciplines in addressing community issues.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Wellbeing unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Wellbeing in an historical context
  • Psychology and wellbeing
  • The physiology of wellbeing
  • Health, wellbeing and the new D.E.A.L
  • Indigenous perspectives on wellbeing
  • The arts and wellbeing
  • Media influences on wellbeing
  • Globalisation, leisure and wellbeing
  • Wellbeing and the environment
  • Wellbeing and economics
  • Review of wellbeing

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Completion of this unit will demonstrate your awareness of societal attitudes and barriers to wellbeing in a global context.

The unit is a core requirement of a range of bachelor degrees and will prepare you to:

  • Employ a mode of thinking that is critical and socially dynamic to your learning studies
  • Appreciate how different disciplines address different themes, issues and problems at hand
  • Adeptly integrate knowledge from other disciplines into your own professional work or academic studies
  • Appreciate different perspectives and concepts of wellbeing
  • Critically reflect upon the benefits, values and limitations of a range of approaches and perspectives on wellbeing
  • Understand how social justice involves a broad spectrum of feelings that include access, participation and a sense of belonging
  • Recognise the valuable contribution that various cultures, ethnicities, religions and individuals have made to a deeper understanding of wellbeing
  • Identify the dynamic relationship between various perspectives on wellbeing and their impact on modern life
  • Understand what the global implications are of wellbeing when understood from a variety of perspectives

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Wellbeing from Murdoch University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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