Year 13 Health Education

13HLT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Howes

Content/Skills:

Year 13 Health Education builds on learning in previous years by applying the underlying concepts of health to prevalent NZ health issues. Students will undertake research and present their findings on given areas. Alongside the teacher, the cohort will select 3 of the following Achievement Standards to complete for the year giving them approximately 15 credits in total.

New Zealand Health Issue (internal – 5 credits):
Examine a New Zealand health issue which will be one of the following; drug use, resilience/mental health, teenage pregnancy, sexual health, the prevalence of a disease in specific populations, currently reported social problems such as gambling or domestic violence.

International Health Issue (external – 5 credits):
Students investigate non-communicable diseases (diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases) in the Pacific region. Major contributing factors that are examined as influences are smoking, alcohol abuse, unhealthy diet and poverty.

Health Practices (internal – 5 credits):
Students select a health condition/circumstance that is of interest to them (e.g. depression, ACL tear, epilepsy, OCD, breast cancer) and investigate a combination of western/scientific medicines, complementary/alternative medicines and traditional medicines as treatment options.

Ethical Dilemma (internal – 4 credits):
Students gain an understanding of moral/ethical issues and apply a balanced decision-making process to either euthanasia or abortion as a selected health issue.


Course Overview

Term 1
NZ Health Practices

Term 2
NZ Health Issue - e.g. methamphetamine use, adolescent alcohol misuse
International Health Issue - e.g. diabetes in the Pacific Islands

Term 3
International Health Issue - e.g. diabetes in the Pacific Islands
Ethical Issue - abortion, euthanasia

Term 4
Prep for external exam

Contributions and Equipment

Specific requirements for this class are:
1 1B8 Exercise Books
1 Refill
BYOD


Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum of 12 credits from NCEA Level Two Health or English


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91461 v2 Health 3.1 - Analyse a New Zealand health issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91462 v2 Health 3.2 - Analyse an international health issue
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
A.S. 91463 v2 Health 3.3 - Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91464 v2 Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
3
I
4
Y
4r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.