Year 11 Health - We Have Issues!

Course Description

The ‘We Have Issues’ course explores current NZ Health Issues. Students will develop and apply the use of critical thinking skills to analyse what is causing a range of issues, what are the consequences on societal and individual well being and what strategies could be used to address the issue chosen. Students will co-construct the learning to ensure issues selected are areas of interest.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Critical thinking skills - exploring the bigger picture of current health issues.
  • Current and relevant NZ Health issues e.g. Covid 19, adolescent alcohol and drug use, mental health.
  • Attitudes and values - understand and accept a range of attitudes and values in relation to health.
  • Explore the determinants of health that are influencing the issue(s).
  • Decision making - build on the ability to make health enhancing decisions for yourself and others. 
  • Explore the potential impacts of the issue(s) on wellbeing.

  • Develop research skills and statistical analysis.
  • Explore and recommend strategies to bring about equitable health outcomes in relation to the issue(s).
  • Develop health literacy skills.

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