This course requires 2 options.
HEALTH EDUCATION 31F - Full Year
Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Starr
The course builds on the knowledge developed in Level 2 about health issues to a much deeper level of understanding.
Topics covered include but are not limited to:
1. Drug Use – Students will determine what influences someone to use methamphetamine, the impact of using it on the user and others and how to reduce methamphetamine related harm in society.
2. International Health Issue – Looking at either HIV transmission in South East Asia and the Pacific or Type 2 Diabetes in the Pacific - students will look at what factors have led to these issues becoming epidemics and what recommendations should be made to reduce the impact.
3. Health Practices – students will be looking at how western medicine e.g. mastectomy and alternative therapies e.g. acupuncture can treat breast cancer or the symptoms of breast cancer.
4. Ethical Dilemmas – Through the issues of assisted reproduction, stem cell therapy, abortion and euthanasia -students will look at various attitudes and values people in society have towards them and what determines which side we are on.
A device is required if the student wishes to complete the assessments electronically and for research purposes throughout the year.
NB: Health education is an approved University Entrance subject.
Future Possibilities: Personal enjoyment and self-worth, nutrition related activities, teaching, nursing, child care, health sciences, health promotion, anything requiring critical reflection and action.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$30 approximately for a two-day Health Seminar.
Recommended Prior Learning
Health 21F or Level 1 NCEA.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.