Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Sutherland
Who this subject is intended for:
This course is to provide students with the necessary information, motivation and behavioural skills to make informed decisions about their health and well-being at a personal, interpersonal and societal level.
What you will learn in this subject:
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary information, motivation, and behavioural skills to make informed decisions about their health and well-being at a personal, interpersonal and societal level. Students will develop understanding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) concept of ‘determinants of health’, which provides a progressive understanding in more detail of the factors that influence well-being. This course will provide students with knowledge, strategies and support to minimize the risks and increase awareness of issues they will face in society and future aspirations. These skills and strategies are important, as acknowledging different perspective, beliefs and values is an integral part of each person’s identity. This course involves taking action to enhance personal well-being, influences on adolescent health issues, evaluation of factors that influences people’s ability to manage change, take action within the school and community, analyse interpersonal and personal safety and issues we face around sexuality and gender in today’s society. This course will promote students to gain confidence, resiliency, positive relationships and cultural awareness. Students will develop in an inclusive environment, where they are flourish into role models and leaders that will have a positive impact on our school, community and future society. 15 credits are achieved internally, with 9 issued externally.
Where this subject will lead:
L3 Health, Counselling, Social-worker, Nurse, Doctor, Teacher, Health science, retail, trades and more
Level 1 Health or discretionary selection for this course.