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HM2063 - Education for Health and Wellbeing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Offered each year in Townsville only.

This subject is designed to lay a foundation for the teaching of health and well-being education in primary and secondary schools. Interactions between the individual, peers and community with their socio-cultural, physical, political and economic environments will form the basis of analysis. Students will be introduced to the determinants of health, health literacy, salutogenesis, and health promotion to understand the relationship between young people's health and learning. The subject encourages students to become critical consumers of health and wellbeing programs and initiatives through understanding how health is socially constructed. Students confront key issues within health education and develop ideas on how to deal with what are frequently sensitive and controversial areas of the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop analytical skills and approaches to critique health programs, initiatives and strategies and their implementation in schools;
  • evaluate your role as a teacher in the implementation of a range of policy documents and health promotion strategies within school contexts with a view to improving the health of all Australians;
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the social construction of health and wellbeing for individuals, peers and communities.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Project plan - (40%) - Group & Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (60%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: HM1061


Townsville, Study Period 7, Intensive
Census Date 08-Jul-2021
Face to face teaching 05-Jul-2021 to 09-Jul-2021 (5 day Block Intensive Workshop)
Coordinator: Ms Tamra Jones
Lecturers: Ms Tamra Jones, Mrs Bobbie McMinn.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 25 hours online workshops - 5 x 5 hour days (25hrs)
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.