Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms TerriAnne Philpott (Day); Mr David MacDonald (Off-campus)


This unit is Part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part B (EDF4864).


The aim of this unit is to provide a secondary teacher education method in health that has two foci:

  1. to explore human development content and curriculum in the school context
  2. to develop teaching and learning skills including ethical knowledge for teaching health to years 11 and 12.

Study in this unit is underscored by the need to develop an understanding of the complex nature of health as part of a social model and the methods for teaching related fields in science, education, society and politics in terms of the interrelationship of individuals and groups throughout the lifespan.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop a study plan in health and health education that elicits a deep and detailed knowledge pool for the purpose of teaching
  2. develop a critical position with respect to personal and cultural values as a construct of health
  3. design units of study pertaining to health education for students in Years 11 and 12.


Assessment Task 1: A collaboratively designed health education unit of work for secondary school students (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Written assignment (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

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Contact hours

Average per week of 2-3 hours contact plus approximately 15 hours in self-directed study


A minor sequence study covering the areas of health, human development, family and nutrition


EDF4114 Health, outdoor and physical education