Health Studies ATAR

  • Course Code - ATHEA
  • University Pathway

Estimated Cost: $91.00

Course Outline

The focus of this course is on the study of health as a dynamic quality of human life. Students undertaking this course develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to promote an understanding of the importance of personal and community action in promoting health.

The Units 3 and 4 will run concurrently. The focus of these units is understanding the health of specific populations and reasons why some groups do not enjoy the same level of health as the general population. Local, regional and global challenges to health will be discovered. Students learn about factors creating these disparities and ways of improving the health and wellbeing of specific groups. Students will look at the impact of determinants on global health inequities and explore approaches to address barriers preventing groups from experiencing better health. Students apply inquiry skills to examine and interpret data, and explain and respond to inequities in health.

Content areas include:

  • Holistic health
  • Principles, frameworks, models and theories
  • Actions and strategies
  • Consumer health
  • Beliefs, attitudes and values
  • Social and cultural norms
  • Self-management and Interpersonal skills
  • Health inquiry

Assessment
Students will complete a variety of tasks including exams, which will allow achievement in all four outcomes. 

Minimum Entrance Requirements

C Grade in Year 11 ATAR Health Studies.

Further Study

This course enables students to pursue further formal study in areas such as health promotion, community health research and policy development, humanitarian aid work, allied health practices, education and the health profession.

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