Mind-Body Wellness

Subject code MH801
Lecturer TBC
Delivery mode Online, self-directed
Duration 10 weeks
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Subject Overview

In this subject, from a mind-body perspective, you will explore and analyse psychological, emotional, physical, social, and environmental factors that can contribute to, or work against, the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and societies. The Mind-Body Wellness subject is designed to enable students to explore and critically analyse: (1) principles of and research in mind-body wellness in the context of mental health, and (2) the range of primary mind-body modalities available for mental health. The pedagogical approach will be a mix of collaborative learning via group discussions, personal and group online research, presented information, experiential learning, and relevant readings and multi-media resources.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse contemporary theories of mind-body wellness in relation to personal, social, political, and environmental implications of wellness.
  2. Critically analyse the physiological and psychological roles that stress, exercise, nutrition, education, social context, spiritual life and the environment play in contributing to mental health and well-being in the workplace and in daily life and develop strategies to modify activities that increase risk of disease or illness.
  3. Discuss insights of Buddhist philosophy – and other spiritual belief systems – on health and wellness.
  4. Critically analyse the basic principles, techniques, physiological impacts, applications, supporting evidence and controversies for selected traditional therapies as they pertain to mental health.
  5. Apply reflective practice to examining one’s own insights into personal wellbeing and health, from a mind-body perspective.




  • Assessment 1, Part A, B, C: Quizzes (30%, due weeks 1, 2 and 3)
  • Assessment 1, Part D: Reflective journal on personal behaviour change (15%, due week 5)
  • Assessment 2: Essay discussing the application of contemporary theories of mind body wellness to a mental health case study scenario (55%, due week 10)


Offering a high degree of flexibility, our courses can be studied online or on campus, full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.