Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Starr

Recommended Prior Learning

Health 21F or Level 1 NCEA.

The course builds on the knowledge around major health issues to a much deeper level of understanding.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:
1. Drug Use – Students will determine what influences someone to use methamphetamine, the impact of using it on the user and others and how to reduce methamphetamine related harm in society.
2. International Health Issue – Looking at how poverty has led to issues becoming epidemics for HIV transmission, access to Health Care and Sexual/Reproductive Health. Students will also look at what recommendations should be made to reduce the impact of these issues.
3. Health Practices – students will be looking at how western medicine e.g. mastectomy and alternative therapies e.g. acupuncture can treat breast cancer or the symptoms of breast cancer.
4. Ethical Dilemmas – Through the issues of assisted reproduction, stem cell therapy, abortion and euthanasia -students will look at various attitudes and values people in society have towards them and what determines which side we are on.

A device is required if the student wishes to complete the assessments electronically and for research purposes throughout the year.

NB: Health education is an approved University Entrance subject.

Future Possibilities: Personal enjoyment and self-worth, nutrition related activities, teaching, nursing, child care, health sciences, health promotion, anything requiring critical reflection and action.

Learning Areas:

Health & Physical Education

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 approximately for a two-day Health Seminar.