Level 3 Health - Ethical Health Issues & International Health Issues - Semester B

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Kindley

This is an advanced and comprehensive course which requires students to undertake independent research and analysis of a variety of issues evident in the world today. These topics include an international health issue and a contemporary ethical issue.

Course Overview

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

Health Level 3 NCEA Learning workbook.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91462 v2
Health 3.2 - Analyse an international health issue
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91464 v2
Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
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: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 9
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 9

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.


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 2021.

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