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Unit description

Focuses on exploring the health priority areas of sexual health and relationships, drugs and alcohol, safety and nutrition as they relate to young people. Examines key policy responses as they pertain to schooling, with a particular focus on curriculum imperatives and classroom teaching.

Unit content

This unit builds on understandings developed in the unit Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Young People. The unit has a particular focus on exploring the priority health areas of drugs, sexual health and relationships, and road safety, with an emphasis on considerations for curriculum teaching and learning. The unit is divided into two modules. The first module focuses on developing key understandings related to the priority health areas. The second module explores each of the priority health issues in more depth to develop student understandings of the role of curriculum teaching and learning in prevention and promotion frameworks. This module places significant emphasis on developing student understandings and competencies in the use of contemporary, innovative and responsive health education pedagogies.

Module One
1 — Young people’s health status and ‘risk’ behaviours – priority health issues
2 — Key policy responses to priority areas/harm minimisation

Module Two
3–5
Sexual health and relationships
Current trends in the sexual behaviour and health of young people
Making priority connections to curriculum
Contemporary pedagogical approaches
Dealing with sensitive issues

6–8
Drug education
Current trends in the use of drugs by young people
Making priority connections to curriculum
Contemporary pedagogical approaches
Dealing with sensitive issues

9–10
Road safety
Current trends in the driving behaviour of young people
Making priority connections to curriculum
Contemporary pedagogical approaches
Dealing with sensitive issues

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and discuss the key priority health areas for young peopleIntellectual rigour
2describe key policy responses to priority health areasKnowledge of a discipline
3critically analyse the notion of risk and risk taking as it relates to young peopleIntellectual rigour
4explain the concept of harm minimisation and its application in relevant fields (i.e. sex education, drug education, safety)Knowledge of a discipline
5identify appropriate curriculum connectionsKnowledge of a discipline
6describe and apply appropriate pedagogical approaches to each of the priority health issuesKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and discuss the key priority health areas for young people
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. describe key policy responses to priority health areas
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critically analyse the notion of risk and risk taking as it relates to young people
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. explain the concept of harm minimisation and its application in relevant fields (i.e. sex education, drug education, safety)
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. identify appropriate curriculum connections
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. describe and apply appropriate pedagogical approaches to each of the priority health issues
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning Self paced (10 weeks)
Assessment
Background Research Dossier40%
Unit of work proposal50%
Presentation10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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