HEA8

Health Education - NCEA Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Bates

This course is for students interested in learning about adolescent health issues and/or working in the health sector. It focuses on an holistic approach to health and well-being, critically analsying a New Zealand Health Issue, investigating and comparing Western Scientific and Complimentary Alternative/Traditional Health Practices and identifying and developing arguments relating to Ethical Issues. Research skills, critical thinking, exploring attitudes and values and identifying rights and responsibilities are an integral part of this course.

This is an approved subject for University Entrance.

Course Overview

Term 1
Achievement Standard 91464 (3.4) - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to wellbeing (Internal)

The context is still to be decided, however, possible ethical issues might include but are not limited to:
- The Legalisation of Euthanasia
- Abortion
- Legalising Marajuana

4 Credits

Term 2
Achievement Standard 91463 (3.3) - Evaluate Health Practices Currently Used in New Zealand (Internal)

Students are required to research a Health Condition of their choosing. They will then evaluate and compare a variety of Western Scientific Medicines (WSM) and Complimentary Alternative/Traditional Health Practices (CAM/TM) currently used in New Zealand that might be used to heal, prevent or manage this Health Condition.

5 Credits

Term 3
Achievement Standard 91461 (3.1) - Analyse a New Zealand Health Issue (Internal)

Students will analyse a current New Zealand Health Issue - The Influences and implications of this issue within New Zealand. They will then devise strategies that might minimise or eradicate this Health Issue within New Zealand. The context for this assessment is Methamphetamine (P).

5 Credits

Term 4
Acheivement Standard 91462 (3.2) - Analyse an International Health Issue (External)

Similar assessment to AS91461 - Analyse a NZ Health Issue. This is an external examination and it's focus is on Poverty as an International Health Issue.

5 Credits

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level Two Health Education and/or NCEA Level 2 English. Head of Department approval may be required if prior learning hasn't happened.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91461 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.1 - Analyse a New Zealand health issue
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91462 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.2 - Analyse an international health issue
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

A.S. 91463 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.3 - Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

A.S. 91464 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 19
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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