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as of 9/19/2019

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND POPULATION HEALTH
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Sydney - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectHealth Sciences
Number & Suffix: 114
Full UC Title: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND POPULATION HEALTH 
Transcript Title: PHYS ACTIVITY& HLTH 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: In this course, students learn to understand the role of physical activity for the health of the population as well as the most promising principles that underpin mass-level physical activity interventions. Students examine population's participation patterns and barriers to be physically active and have a primary focus on every-day incidental (non-sporting) physical activity for the prevention of physical and mental chronic disease. The course is multi-disciplinary, and it goes beyond disease prevention to explore themes like positive wellbeing/happiness and maintenance of functional ability and independence to an older age. It takes a lifespan approach and actively promotes an understanding of the direct and distal implications of physical inactivity at each life stage. Particular acknowledgement is given to physical activity as a behaviour that is not merely a lifestyle "choice" as it is often thought by medicine and other individual-centred disciplines, but rather the outcome of a complex web of societal, cultural, economic, political, and individual circumstances that lead to the formation of personal habits across the lifespan. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND POPULATION HEALTH 
Partner University Department: Health Sciences 
Partner University Course Number: HSBH2008