Level 3 Health

13HEA
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.

Faculties:

Physical Education and Health



Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Pathologist, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Beauty Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biosecurity Officer, Phlebotomist, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Counsellor, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Emergency Management Officer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Interpreter, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Community Development Worker, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dispensing Optician, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Dietitian, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Psychotherapist, Support Worker, Epidemiologist

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.
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
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.

Pathway Tags

Diversional Therapist, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Pathologist, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Beauty Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biosecurity Officer, Phlebotomist, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Counsellor, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Emergency Management Officer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Interpreter, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Community Development Worker, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dispensing Optician, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Dietitian, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Psychotherapist, Support Worker, Epidemiologist


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