This is the second of two Health and Physical Education (HPE) units. The unit aims to promote awareness of the importance of Health and Physical Education in the curriculum from a generalist teachers perspective and provide confidence in teaching its concepts at a primary school level. It seeks to prepare pre-service teachers to teach health education and health promotion to children, parents, staff and the wider school/site community whilst giving preservice teachers knowledge of and an ability to work with others who may have health and wellbeing issues. Knowledge of the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and interpersonal dimensions will be applied to a range of topics covered in the health and physical education curriculum, for example: drugs, resilience, nutrition and safety issues. The interpersonal skills of communication and conflict resolution will also be developed. National, State and local perspectives relating to the focus, structure and content of HPE will also be critically examined.
|Unit name||Advanced HPE|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Darren Pullen|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- explain key health and well-being debates and sources from a critical perspective.
- analyse and discuss through specific resources and teaching strategies contemporary aspects of health and well-being.
- critically reflect on the assumptions that underpin personal and professional practice as they relate to health, safety and well-being.
- analyse and evaluate current evidence-based sources to illustrate personal and social determinants of health and well-being.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesESH240 or EPR240
|Assessment||Report (45%)|Portfolio (50%)|Discussion posts (online) (5%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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