HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

 

Unit 1: Semester 1

Understanding health and wellbeing
This unit explores the concepts of health and wellbeing, as subject to a variety of perspectives and definitions. Students will investigate the complex combination of all dimensions of health; which can be characterised as an equilibrium in which individuals feel happy, healthy, capable and engaged. Students will also consider wellbeing as an implicit element of health. They will identify personal perspectives and priorities relating to health and wellbeing. Students will also enquire into factors that influence health attitudes, beliefs and practices for a range of populations. They will look at multiple dimensions of health and wellbeing, the complex interplay of influences on health and wellbeing and the indicators used to measure and evaluate health status. With a focus on youth, students consider their own health as individuals and as a cohort. They build health literacy through interpreting and using data, through investigating the role of food, and through extended inquiry into one youth health focus area.

ASSESSMENT
1. Structured Questions (25%)
2. Coursework (25%)
3. Examination (50%)

Unit 2: Semester 2

Managing health and development
This unit investigates transitions in health and wellbeing, and development, from lifespan and societal perspectives. Students look at changes and expectations that are part of the progression from youth to adulthood. This unit promotes the application of health literacy skills through an examination of adulthood as a time of increasing independence and responsibility, involving the establishment of long-term relationships, possible considerations of parenthood and management of health-related milestones and changes. Students enquire into the Australian healthcare system and extend their capacity to access and analyse health information. They investigate the challenges and opportunities presented by digital media and health technologies, and consider issues surrounding the use of health data and access to quality health care.

ASSESSMENT
1. Structured Questions (25%)
2. Coursework (25%)
3. Examination (50%)