13HEA

Level 3 Health

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Kindley

This is an advanced and comprehensive course which requires students to undergo independent research and analysis of a variety of issues evident in the world today. These topics include a New Zealand health issue, and health practices currently used in New Zealand, ethical health issues, and International Health issues.

Course Overview

Term 1
Analyse a New Zealand health issue.
Investigating a health issue within New Zealand. The use of Methamphetamine.
The nature of the use of methamphetamine and its implications on the well-being of people and society.
How the major determinants of health influence the issue.
The impact of this drug on a personal and societal level.
Recommending strategies to bring about more equitable outcomes in relation to the health issue.

Term 2
Health practices in New Zealand.
Students learn about the three categories of health practices - scientific, alternative and traditional medicine.
Investigate these health practices in relation to treating the symptoms of Depression.
Research the history, beliefs, procedures, and effects of these health practices.
Compare each health practice and support with credible evidence from medical research.

Term 3
Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being.
What is an ethical issue? eg: Legalising the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in New Zealand.
Ethical approaches eg: common good, fairness, rights etc and the principles eg: personal and social benefit, harm, honesty etc.
Investigate details about what is current practice in NZ.
Investigate the range of differing groups that support and oppose this ethical issue.
Investigate how the current practice for the ethical issue in NZ affects the well-being of those directly affected by the issue, others and wider society.

Term 4
International Health issue.
The nature of the international health issue eg: HIV/Aids in Pacific region and its implications on the well-being of people and society.
How the major determinants of health influence the issue.
The impacts of the major determinants of health on well-being.
Recommending strategies to being about more equitable outcomes in relation to the health issue.
Supporting your investigations with valid and credible data and evidence.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

STILE app. and 2B8 book.

Assessment Information

The Health Education topics offer 19 credits towards NCEA Level 3. There are 3 internal standards worth 14 credits and 1 external standard worth 5 credits. These Health Education topics also offer 19 literacy credits.

Pathway

Nursing, Army medical careers, Mental health services, counselling, psychology, Sports nutrition, PE and Health teaching, physiotherapy.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91461 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.1 - Analyse a New Zealand health issue
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91462 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.2 - Analyse an international health issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91463 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.3 - Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91464 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 19
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

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

Students taking this course are eligible to be awarded this subject as part of the requirement for 14 credits in three University Entrance approved subjects.

Disclaimer

Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2022.

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