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ESH702 - Health Education: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in E760, E763, E763T or E765

Unit chair:

Natalie Hendry




Sub major in health studies or equivalent

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit is designed to prepare students to teach and assess in the area of health education. Drawing on contemporary research, this unit specifically is aimed at preparing students to teach engaging and inclusive health education across the middle years of schooling and is designed to stimulate critical thinking about contemporary school based health education. Using an evidenced based approach the unit will examine:


  • the health and wellbeing of young people;
  • the history of health promotion and education;
  • health promoting schools as a school-based model;
  • the role of education in promoting student health;
  • cross sectoral practice;
  • our contribution to building healthy school environments;
  • program development;
  • curriculum development;
  • theories of pedagogy in the health classroom;
  • teaching and learning strategies to engage students in high quality teaching; and
  • evaluation of health promotion strategies and pedagogies.



Briefing paper/background document: The purpose of this assessment is to enable students to engage with the broader context of health education. It requires students to prepare a briefing paper that will provide the background and rationale for the inclusion of a chosen area of health education study. This task provides the opportunity to consolidate knowledge in health education and develop a coherent, informed document that both draws from, and applies, contemporary literature in the field, 50%


Curriculum Mapping and Development: The information researched and presented in the briefing paper is to be used in assessment two to provide background information to shape and plan a unit of work specific to Health Education in the classroom. This assessment is designed to build skills in translating research findings into practice. It requires the preparation of a unit of work, containing 5 sequential 100-minute lessons that focus on the selected theme in Health Education, 50%

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