Health of Young People 2 (EDUH3010)


This unit of study is part of a series of units that explore components of health in contemporary Australian society from the socio cultural perspective. This unit specifically takes a focus on the health of young people and the ways in which they are constructed through discourses of education, health, identity and ability. In doing so it specifically addresses syllabus requirements in Stage 4, 5 and 6 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) as well as content expressed in the Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education (HPE). The unit reflects the multidimensional nature of health and considers the ways in which young people respond to and assess a variety of developmental, social and psychological factors that impact on their lives both now and into the future. By taking a strengths based approach to dealing with sensitive issues the unit provides students with an opportunity to develop key personal and professional skills such as taking responsibility for their own learning, as well as recognizing the need for diverse and engaging teaching strategies when working with young people.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks


media portfolio and critical media analysis (50%) and online teaching resource, presentation and rationale (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


114 credit points including EDUH3017 and EDUH3018 and EDUH3020

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.