Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Deana Leahy


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: to explore human development content and curriculum in the school context and 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.


This unit is graded pass grade only (PGO)

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

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2-3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the remaining hours per week


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