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ESH702 - Health Curriculum Inquiry

Unit details


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Natalie Hendry

For students commencing study from 2020 who are enrolled in E762, E763, or E765; complete EEE754 plus one unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR721, EPR731, or EPR751.  Otherwise, Nil.


Must be enrolled in E760, E762, E763 or E765

If enrolled in E762 commencing study from 2020, any co-req unit in EPR724

If enrolled in E765 commencing study from 2020, any co-req unit in EPR754

Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and, 1 x 3 hour seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions (1 x 1 hour online seminar for 7 weeks (no online seminar during placements) in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.


Sub major in health studies or equivalent

E762 Internship students commencing study from 2020 should not be enrolled in this unit.  Please contact Student Services to confirm your course map.


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 safe, engaging and inclusive health education across the middle years of schooling (Years 7 to 10) and is designed to stimulate critical thinking, planning and teaching for contemporary school-based health education.

Using an evidenced based approach, the unit will examine the health and wellbeing of young people; histories and pedagogies of health education; program, curriculum and assessment development; and health promoting schools as a school-based model.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Reflect, apply and demonstrate an understanding of current health education and practices utilising effective pedagogical approaches for Years 7 to 10

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management


Demonstrate and apply broad knowledge to research, critically analyse, evaluate and communicate the development of inclusive and supportive teaching and learning environments for health education individually and in groups

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO7: Teamwork


Critically evaluate and synthesise information related to students’ learning, using contemporary theories of curriculum and pedagogy to apply and justify appropriate teaching and assessment strategies suitable for Years 7 to 10 health education aligned to the Australian Curriculum

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Briefing paper report 2500 words 50% Week 6
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Curriculum plan 2500 words 50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ESH702 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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