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ESH403 - Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
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:


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 unit covers physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects of health and development beginning with the individual and progressing to the family, community and an international perspective. The unit promtes the understanding that health and human development is determined by lifestyle, environment, heredity and access to health services, and that nutrition plays a major role in influencing both health status and human development. Topics covered include: the place of health and human development education in the curriculum of the senior secondary school with particular focus on the VCE; approaches to teaching and learning of health and human development; exploration of contemporary resources texts and resources; 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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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