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ESH403 - Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

*Offered in Cloud (online) mode in alternate years: 2016, 2018 and offered in campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne) every year.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in courses D340, D342, D343, D344, D345, D346, D347, D348, D349, D350, D384, D389, E365, E377, E455 only)

Unit chair:D Ollis




Incompatible with:

EAE203, EAE419, ESH203, ESJ458

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin*


The study of Health and Human Development is based on the premise that health and human development needs to be promoted at an individual level, and within group and community settings at national and international levels, to maximise global development potential. This underpins the structure of the four units of Health and Human Development. The study looks at physical, social, emotional and intellectual development  beginning with the individual and progressing to the family, community and an international perspective. It acknowledges that health and human development is influenced  by biological, social and behavioral determinants and the physical environment. The study also promotes the understanding that nutrition plays a major role in influencing both health, health status and human development. Health and Human Development at the VCE level focuses on factors that promote wellbeing of individuals, family and communities.

In addition topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • the place of health and human development education in the curriculum of the senior secondary school with particular focus on the VCE study design Health and Human Development;
  • translation of the study design;
  • approaches to teaching and learning of health and human development;
  • exploration of contemporary resources texts and resources;
  • the application of technology for accessing; and
  • interpreting health data and the nature of school based and external evaluation and assessment for VCE.


Assessment 1: Resource Exposé activity, 50%, (2000 words equivalent). Students select a Unit of Study and research four different types of resources and demonstrate (via a 12 minute presentation and critical analysis) how these can be incorporated into teaching and learning of the selected “key knowledge” and “key skills”. A written summary is also submitted.

Assessment 2: Teaching Unit Group activity (2-4 people). As a group students are to develop and document in detail, a unit of work that addresses selected “key knowledge” and “key skills” from the study design. The unit is to demonstrate sequential teaching of the content knowledge students needs to acquire to gain an understanding of the selected key knowledge. Each group will discuss their unit of work via a digital audio recording (2000 words equivalent per group member).

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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