Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students undertake a practical and theoretical study in Health Education curriculum from Prep to Year 12. Lectures and tutorials focus on the issues impacting on the design and implementation of Health Education curriculum, teaching and learning strategies including assessment and evaluation strategies. Students are introduced to the concepts, framework and learning outcomes, of the Physical, Personal and Social Learning strand of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. Students are also introduced to the structure and content of the VCE Health and Human Development study design. Current texts and resources used in schools are examined. Students implement and critically evaluate the teaching of health education lessons whilst they are on teaching practicum.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDona Martin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites Student must be enrolled in course EBPHEB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth and Human development VCE Study designPrescribedVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. (2002)VICTORIAN CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY
ReadingsBook of ReadingsRecommendedFarrelly, C & Stockdale, M (compilers)UNIVERSITY PRINTERY

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, All Year, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDona Martin

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"


Assessment elementComments%
Philosophy of health teaching (min. of 2000 words)35
Practicum Performance & JournalHurdle requirement - Secondary (compulsory)supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required tomeet the compulsory hurdle assessment.30
VCE unit of work or VELS unit of work (min equiv of 2000 words)35