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This is the first of four units of study that focuses on contemporary issues relating to the health of young people in Australian society. The unit emphasis follows the Teaching as Inquiry model by having a focus inquiry, whereby participants will examine a range of sensitive health topics including: mental health; body image; positive relationships and communication; loss and grief; sexualities education and drug education and their importance for young people. These content areas are explored within the context of the Australian Curriculum by identifying appropriate learning experiences for primary and high school levels.

Summary 2021

Unit name Health Pedagogy 1
Unit code ESP170
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr. Kira Patterson

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Use knowledge of health and health education to justify your opinion on current health-related issues in Australia.
  2. Select, discuss and justify a broad range of strategies for involving parents/carers in the health education process.
  3. Evaluate youth health education resources and programs.



Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hour lecture (13 weeks) 1 x 2 hour tutorial (13 weeks)


Task 1: Letter to the editor, 500 words (20%)

Task 2: Case study - Engaging parents in health education, 1200 words (40%)

Task 3: Health education resource analysis, 2300 words (written) OR 7 minute video (40%)

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