VCE Health & Human Development

(Units 1 & 2 may be taken in Year 10 or Year 11)

VCE HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

 

Unit 1: Understanding health and wellbeing

Area of Study 1 – Health perspectives and influences

Outcome 1 

On completion of this unit the student should be able to explain the complex, dynamic and global nature of health and wellbeing, interpret and apply Australia’s health status data and analyse variations in health status.

Area of Study 2 – Health and nutrition

Outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to apply nutrition knowledge and tools to the selection of food and the evaluation of nutrition information.

Area of Study 3 – Youth health and wellbeing

Outcome 3

On completion of this unit the student should be able to interpret data to identify key areas for improving youth health and wellbeing, and plan for action by analysing one particular area in detail.

 

Unit 2: Managing health and development

Area of Study 1 – Developmental transitions 

Outcome 1

On completion of this unit the student should be able to explain developmental changes in the transition from youth to adulthood, analyse factors that contribute to healthy development during prenatal and early childhood stages of the lifespan and explain health and wellbeing as an intergenerational concept.

Area of Study 2 – Health care in Australia

Outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to describe how to access Australia’s health system, explain how it promotes health and wellbeing in their local community, and analyse a range of issues associated with the use of new and emerging health procedures and technologies.

Assessment

Assessment tasks for this unit are selected from the following:

  • a short written report, such as a media analysis, a research inquiry, a blog or a case study analysis
  • oral presentation, such as a debate or a podcast
  • a visual presentation such as a graphic organiser, a concept/mind map, an annotated poster, a digital presentation
  • structured questions, including data analysis.

 

Unit 3: Australia’s Health in a globalised world

Area of Study 1 – Understanding health and wellbeing

Outcome 1 

On completion of this unit the student should be able to explain the complex, dynamic and global nature of health and wellbeing, interpret and apply Australia’s health status data and analyse variations in health status.

Area of Study 2 – Promoting health and wellbeing

Outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to explain changes to public health approaches, analyse improvements in population health over time and evaluate health promotion strategies.

 

Unit 4: Health and human development in a global context

Area of Study 1 – Health and wellbeing in a global context 

Outcome 1 

On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse similarities and differences in health status and burden of disease globally and the factors that contribute to differences in health and wellbeing.

Area of Study 2 – Health and the sustainable development goals

Outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse relationships between the SDGs and their role in the promotion of health and human development, and evaluate the effectiveness of global aid programs.

Assessment

Assessment tasks will require responses in one or more of the following formats:

  • a short written report, such as a media analysis, a research inquiry, a blog or a case study analysis
  • an oral presentation, such as a debate or a podcast
  • a visual presentation such as a graphic organiser, a concept/mind map, an annotated poster, a digital presentation
  • structured questions, including data analysis.

Assessment for Units 3 & 4

  • School assessed coursework for Unit 3 contributes 25 per cent to the study score
  • School assessed coursework for Unit 4 contributes 25 per cent to the study score
  • The level of achievement for Units 3 & 4 is assessed by an end of year examination which contributes 50 per cent to the study score
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