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Unit description

This discipline unit provides broad and critical foundational understandings and skills relating to the study of personal development, health and physical education. Details the nature and role of PDHPE as a discipline for supporting the development of health and wellbeing.

Unit content

Module 1: Physical Education

movement studies including competence in fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities

Module 2: Health Education

health studies including history of health education, understanding children’s health, defining health and wellbeing, settings based approaches to health promotion, key frameworks informing approaches to health education, healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices

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
1critically examine the contemporary theory and practice underpinning the study of personal development, health and physical educationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2investigate developmental factors and motor learning theories related to personal development, health and physical education Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activitiesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4discuss key issues in health studies, including healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choicesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. critically examine the contemporary theory and practice underpinning the study of personal development, health and physical education
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. investigate developmental factors and motor learning theories related to personal development, health and physical education
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. discuss key issues in health studies, including healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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