Health and Human Development Unit 1

While the health status of Australia’s youth is good and continues to improve, they may experience health issues which affects both immediate and long term health and individual human development. Students will be exposed to learning about a variety of different health issues, such as obesity, nutrition, diseases, behavioural choices and physical activity, and then analyse personal, community and government strategies or programs.

Areas of Study

There are two areas of study:

  1. Understanding youth health and human development – Students will learn about the dimensions of, and the interrelationships between, health and individual human development, and how to analyse the health status using appropriate measurements, such as mortality.
  2. Youth issues – Students will learn about the factors that have an impact on youth health, such as alcohol, physical activity, food choices and substance use and programs and strategies identified to support them.

Assessment

  • Independent research tasks/assignmentsStudent
  • Assessed Coursework (SACs)
  • Data analysis and studies
  • Presentations

Previous Experience/Prerequisites

It is beneficial that students have a satisfactory result in Year 10 Health and Physical Education.

Future Pathways

This Unit will help prepare for further education in education, nursing, health care and disability studies.

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Health and Human Development Unit 2

Individual human development involves a series of orderly and predictable changes, which can be classified as physical, social, emotional and intellectual. Over the lifespan, individuals accumulate life experiences that affect both their health and individual human development. This Unit has a strong focus on prenatal, childhood and adulthood and the potential health issues and determinants.

Areas of Study

There are three areas of study:

  1. Prenatal health and individual development – Students study the physical changes that occur from conception to birth. It will include the physical environment, biological, behavioural and social factors that can influence prenatal health and human development.
  2. Child health and individual development – Students will learn about a variety of factors which can influence the development during childhood.
  3. Adult health and individual development – Students will learn about a variety of factors which can influence the development during adulthood.

Assessment

  • Independent research tasks/assignments
  • Student Assessed Coursework (SACs)
  • Data analysis and case studies
  • Presentations

Previous Experience/Prerequisites

It is beneficial that students have a satisfactory result in Year 10 Health and Physical Education

Future Pathways

This Unit will help prepare for further education in education, nursing, health care and disability studies.

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Health and Human Development Units 3 and 4

This area of study includes exploring varying aspects of Australia’s health including an ability to apply aspects health knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of the implications of health and Global health and human development exploring global aspects of health and the impact it has on population groups.

Areas of Study

  • Understanding Australia’s health
  • Promoting health in Australia
  • Introducing global health and human development
  • Promoting global health and human development

Assessment

Each outcome in both units is assessed by the completion of a SAC. This generally takes the form of a Case Study, Test or data Analysis.
(N.B. Outcome one is Unit 3 is divided into 2 parts each carrying a separate mark that is combined to gain an overall result in Outcome 1.)
An end of year exam forms part of the overall assessment of this unit of study.

Previous Experience/Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites to this unit however the study of Unit 1 and 2 would be an advantage.

Future Pathways

This unit of study is particularly valuable to those considering tertiary studies in teaching, nursing, childcare, disability field, health promotion courses.

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