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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Advanced HPE
Unit code EPR340
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Darren Pullen

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key health and well-being debates and sources from a critical perspective.
  2. Analyse and discuss through specific resources and teaching strategies contemporary aspects of health and well-being.
  3. Critically reflect on the assumptions that underpin personal and professional practice as they relate to health, safety and well-being.
  4. Analyse and evaluate current evidence-based sources to illustrate personal and social determinants of health and well-being.




ESH240 or EPR240



Task 1: Discussion post (5%)

Task 2: Health and Wellbeing Analysis, 2000 words (45%)

Task 3: Health Learning Portfolio, 2000 words (50%)

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