Health and Wellbeing

Full Year

Having good health and wellbeing is crucial to quality of life and is a fundamental human right. Even though it is one of the most talked about topics, and is currently trending worldwide, our Health is too often not treated as a priority. Students develop the knowledge, skills and understandings required to explore and understand influences and make decisions regarding health and wellbeing. They consider the role of health and wellbeing in different contexts and explore ways of promoting positive outcomes for individuals, communities and global society.

There are many areas of interest that Health and Wellbeing explores, and possible career pathways from this course could lead to health services, research, psychology, teaching or sport science.

Students learn strategies to improve their own mental/physical/emotional wellbeing and the community around them. Health and Wellbeing is a 20-credit subject at Stage 2 that consists of the following concepts:

  • Health literacy
  • Health determinants
  • Social equity
  • Health promotion

For a 20-credit subject, students complete five assessments the external assessment component. Students undertake:

  • Two Initiative Tasks (40%)
  • Two Folio Tasks (30%)
  • One Inquiry (30%)

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