Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Timothy Lynch (Gippsland)


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.


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.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Timothy Lynch

Contact hours

3 hours per week