Health & Human Development

Overview:

Health and Human Development provides students with an opportunity to investigate health and wellbeing and human development in local, Australian and global communities.  It is based on the belief that health and wellbeing and human development needs to be encouraged at an individual level, and within group and community settings at national and international levels.

Health and Human Development Unit 1 and 2:

In Unit 1 and 2 Health and Human Development students will investigate the physical, social, spiritual, mental and emotional dimensions of health and wellbeing. They will explore how health is measured with a focus on youth in Unit 1 and other lifespan stages in Unit 2. Students look at developmental changes as they progress through the lifespan from conception until death.

Assessment activities:

  • Structured Questions
  • Case Study
  • Research Task
  • Written Exam

Health and Human Development Unit 3 and 4:

In Unit 3 and 4 Health and Human Development students will continue to explore the dimensions of health and wellbeing in an Australian and global context. Students investigate the health status differences experienced by people living in low, medium and high income countries and how improvements can be made in health worldwide.

Assessment activities:

  • Structured Questions
  • Case study
  • Written exam

Selection advice:

This course of study does not incur additional fees or involve practical activity lessons.

Links to further pathways:

This subject would be an advantage to students wanting to study or undertake careers in any of the health sciences such as nursing, medicine, physiotherapy or allied health.

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