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HS5803 - Lifestyle Medicine Assessment and Prescription

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

This subject provides a blended theoretical and practical learning process on the assessment and prescription of lifestyle and socially-related health factors including nutrition, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, sleep, mental wellbeing and stress management, tobacco and substance dependence, social connection, social media, other social determinants, connection with the natural world and, when applicable, associated technology. Students will also learn to make lifestyle and social prescription recommendations for the prevention and management of common chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, mental illness, antenatal and early childhood care, gastrointestinal and immune disorders. Where safe and appropriate, students will also learn to evaluate the options for deprescribing medications for these disorders. Students will learn to adapt and integrate lifestyle and social assessment and prescriptions that are appropriate for varied geographical and cultural backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

  • integrate lifestyle assessment and prescriptions that are appropriate for varied geographical and cultural backgrounds;
  • evaluate appropriate screening and assessment approaches of lifestyle and social related risk factors including nutrition, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, sleep, mental wellbeing and stress management, tobacco and substance dependence, social connection, social media, social determinants, connection with the natural world and, when applicable, associated technology;
  • generate appropriate lifestyle prescriptions for the prevention and management of common chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, mental illness, antenatal and early childhood care, gastrointestinal and immune disorders.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case study analysis - (60%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multimedia production - (40%) - Group.
Prerequisites: HS5800 AND HS5801

Availabilities

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 40 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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