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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

Module 1: Young People health and ‘risk’

Module 2: Health Policy

Module 3: Sexual health and relationships pedagogical approaches

Module 4: Drug education and contemporary pedagogical approaches

Module 5:  Road safety

Module 6:  Dealing with sensitive issues (Phase 2)

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and discuss the key priority health areas for young people and describe key policy responses to priority health areas
2critically analyse the notion of risk and risk taking as it relates to young people and explain the concept of harm minimisation and its application in relevant fields (i.e. sex education, drug education, safety)
3identify appropriate curriculum connections
4describe and apply appropriate pedagogical approaches to each of the priority health issues

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

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

Teaching and assessment

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