This unit builds on the students' knowledge of young people and health, and explicitly examines the concepts of social justice and equity, principles which underlie the teaching of health within a socio-cultural context. Contemporary and emerging health issues within Australia continue to be examined through content areas such as nutrition, body image, discrimination, power in relationships and mental health, and students continue to reflect upon how aspects of youth health are constructed within society and how their own belief systems have been developed. The unit goes unto examine how other population groups such as the aged, indigenous peoples, people with a disability and refugees experience health, and in doing so students come to understand the differing perceptions and experiences of health that exist. The unit addresses content areas of the year 7/10 syllabus not addressed in the previous health unit, continues to develop health literacy skills, and introduces the health content areas and teaching frameworks of the Stage 6 syllabus.
1x3hr workshop per week for 12 weeks
health advocacy (20%), web quest and ICT based teaching stimulus presentation (40%), critical review essay (40%)
90 credit points including EDHP2002