• About personal, Australian and global health issues leading to a global perspective of health
  • The physical, social, emotional and spiritual elements of health and how they are related
  • How the media and community respond and shape health issues
  • How technology impacts on the health of individuals in the 21st century.
  • About informed health choices (including drugs and sexuality issues) and risk taking
  • How data reflects the health of Australians and reflects the factors influencing health
  • About National health priorities and Australia’s health care system
  • Australia’s role in global health with regard to less developed and more developed countries
  • International health approaches and policies including sustainable development goals, primary health care and foreign aid
  • About groups of people experiencing inequalities in regard to their health.
  • Work online to research for personal or collaborative group investigations
  • Construct a graphic or digital presentation to examine a significant health issue
  • Listen to guest speakers or view digital presentations by leading health care individuals and organisations
  • Work within a small group to compare different countries, summarize data, identify issues and suggested solutions and report your findings to the class
  • Review current research and strategies in preparation for an in class debate.
  • Is interested in how health is influenced, monitored and managed in communities
  • Likes to address problems, research key factors and examine ways that different elements connect and impact, before looking at effective strategies for dealing with complex issues
  • May be interested in future employment in a health related vocation.

Course Overview

You have

  • ‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English.

TASC course

Health Studies 3

May lead to

  • Further tertiary studies in faculties of Education (Health and Physical Education), Health Science and the Arts, and vocational study in areas such as community services and health, including aged care and health support, children’s services, community and disability services, and enrolled nursing.