L3 Health Studies

L3HEST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Brewer

This is a University approved course with opportunities to gain 19 Health credits. It will provide students with the skills to think critically to understand the inter-relationship between society, community and personal well-being.

Students will cover a range of topics such as: New Zealand Health Issues (methamphetamine, poverty and teen pregnancy), Ethical Issues (euthanasia and medicinal marijuana), NZ Health Practices (anxiety, alternative medicine, traditional medicine, western medicine) & Health Promotion.

This course would suit those interested in pursuing career opportunities in psychology, teaching, nursing, government policy, politics and health promotion.

The course will be assessed to L3 Achievement Standards. Assessment will be both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain the maximum of 19 credits at L3 and subject endorsement. All Achievement Standards offered are literacy standards.


Course Costs

There will be $55 optional charge which will enhance learning. This will cover activities like the Paddle Boarding and Tai Chi and Massage Therapy.


Required Prior Learning

Entry is subject to approval from the TIC of Health and/or HOD of Health and Physical Education. The expectation is that students would have gained 12 credits in a written based subject.


Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91461 v2 Health 3.1 - Analyse a New Zealand health issue
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91463 v2 Health 3.3 - Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91464 v2 Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91465 v2 Health 3.5 - Evaluate models for health promotion
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.