SSEH5492 Health Promotion in the Schools

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit studies societal health issues; the knowledge, values, skills and behaviours that promote a healthy lifestyle. The issues covered concentrate on adolescent health problems that affect Western Australian secondary school students. As such, some of the topics include interviewing and listening, healthism and physical activity, HIV, suicide and relationships.
Students are able to (1) recognise and interact with students at risk; (2) critically evaluate why and how to differentiate their teaching; (3) develop and present curricula/content on health-promoting school activities, relationships and school-based health education; and (4) develop a personal education philosophy and mission statement.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) construct a differentiated health lesson program using the 4MAT quadrant model; (2) evaluation of real health education curriculum; and (3) creation and presentation of a debate. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Martin Anderson
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; field work/labs: 2 hours per week; one debating night
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