Return to previous page

EEH217 - Student Health and Wellbeing

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Claire Stonehouse




Students must be enrolled in course E359

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class and 1 x 2 hour Seminar


Student wellbeing has increasingly become a central focus for schools, and current policy frameworks state that it is a responsibility of every classroom teacher. The aim of this compulsory unit is to develop students’ understanding of some of the issues that impact on student well-being, the contemporary policy contexts related to this area and the implications for their practice. Students will be expected to identify current education initiatives, including state policies together with national and global initiatives. In addition, the unit will prepare students for professional experience in this area. These aims fit within the Physical, Personal and Social Learning Strand of the new Victorian Essential Learnings Standards and are relevant to learning across the four domains of Health and Physical Education, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning and Civics and Citizenship.


Part a:

Group presentation: Students will give a group presentation addressing a health and student wellbeing issue relevant to a primary school setting. The team presentation should go for approximately an hour and it should include a discussion of relevant research, policies, school-based practices and issues. As part of the presentation students should also teach the class an introductory year 5/6 lesson on the issue. Prior to the presentation, each group must submit a copy of the lesson plan, plus lesson outlines for two other lessons in order to reflect sequencing, equivalent to 1800 words, 40%

Part b:

Self and peer assessments: Students must submit a self-assessment of their own presentation as well as one peer assessment for every other group presentation, equivalent to 200 words, 10%


A report on a student health and wellbeing issue: Students are required to select one health or student wellbeing issue based on a series of scripted scenarios and, with reference to relevant research, students are required to prepare a report about how this issue can be effectively addressed in the context of a hypothetical whole-school community, 2000 words, 50%


You may not do the same topic for Task 1 and Task 2. Because of the activities included as part of the seminars and the breadth of material covered in this unit it is important for students to come prepared to all seminars, which includes having completed the set readings. If you are unable to attend any seminar please email the Unit Chair explaining your absence as soon as possible.

Unit Fee Information

Click on the fee link below which describes you:

Return to previous page