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

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.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91462 v2 Health 3.2 - Analyse an international health issue
5r,5w *
A.S. 91464 v2 Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
4r *
Total Credits
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.

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


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