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EDF4205 - Initiatives in health education

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr Z Pawlaczek (Gippsland)

Offered

Gippsland First semester 2009 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

Concepts of health and health education contextualised within a school (primary and or secondary) and community (welfare, policing, employment) setting. Past, present and future directions of health education and promotion. Approaches to drug and sexuality education. Resources available to health education.

Objectives

As a result of participating in this elective unit students will gain opportunities to develop knowledge of current and major issues in the field of health education; utilise critical and reflective thinking skills in the analysis of health issues via reading, research and investigation; review the impact of health initiatives and interventions, for example, the 'Health Promoting School' policy in the education context; and understand principles of health and wellness on a personal and community level.

Assessment

Assignment (2000 words) 50%. Essay (2000 words) 50%.

Contact hours

3 hours per week

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