Health Education - NCEA Level 3
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.
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
- Legalising Marajuana
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 1, Week: 9
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.