ASHS Coursebook: 3HEA (Level 3 Health)

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01/03/2017
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What is this course about?

This is a university approved academic subject with a full Achievement standard course. Subject endorsements are available in this subject where 14 credits are gained at Merit or Excellence Level including one external. It is recommended that you have done L1 and L2 Health and strong language skills are a plus. 

The level three course will further develop knowledge relating to current health issues in New Zealand society and how these impact both on an individual and community well-being. Students will look at both national and international health issues and investigate current health practices in New Zealand.

What will I learn?

In the level three programme students continue to reflect of the nature of well-being and consider contemporary dilemmas and ethical issues in relation to well-being.There is also a strong focus on looking at a range of models of health promotion and how these models contribute to the well-being of our communities.

What sorts of things will I do?

Students will develop their understanding of the key underlying concepts of the Health curriculum such as Hauora, Socio-ecological perspective, health promotion, attitudes and values and determinant of health

Students will be given choices on how they are assessed which may be a combination of written and/or verbal assessments

Topics this year

  • Investigate differening medical philosophies and research various cancer treatments in New Zealand
  • Examine New Zealands binge drinking and cannabis use culture (15-24 years olds) and the effects this issue is having. 
  • Examine the current ethical issue of abortion looking at both sides of the argument.
  • Eplore why there are high rates of diabetes n the Pacific

There will EOTC visits and lots of guest speakers throughout the year

What standards can I enter?

Summary of standards:
NCEA Level: Standard Number: Name of standard: Version Number: Assessment
Assessment Date & Reassessment Opportunities Credits: Assessment: UE/Literacy Credits
3
91463
Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand
Health Education

V2

Research

Project

13 April

No Reassessment

5
Internal

L

R


3
91461
Analyse a New Zealand health issue
Health Education

V2

Research Project

7 July

No Reassessment

5
Internal
L

R

3
91464
Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being


Health Education

V2

Assignment

1 September

No Reassessment

4
Internal
L

R

3
91462
Analyse an international health related issue
Health Education

V2

External
External Exam

Term 4 No Reassessment

5
External
L

R

W




Total available credits:

19


Vocational Pathways Vocational Pathways provide a framework for students to show how their learning and achievement is valued in the workplace by aligning learning to the skills needed for industry.  

Follow this link to see the profile for this course.

University Entrance Literacy & Numeracy Information

The coded letters under Assessment have the following meanings:

N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy

W - UE writing literacy


Do I have to do all the standards in the course?

  • YES. You will be entered for all standards in the course and are expected to give your best effort in all of them. The only exceptions will where an individual learning plan is approved by the specialist subject leader after consultation with your parents, tutor and student services.
  • This will only be approved where students have attempted the external topics and find them too difficult, in which case alternative internal standards may be included in their curriculum where able.
  • Students and parents must ensure that the individualised learning plan will still meet the entry requirements for tertiary study.

Appeals, Extension, Authenticity, Missed Assessments

There is a process for appeals on internal grades. All work submitted for achievement or unit standards must be your own. If you miss an assessment for any reason you must fill in a Missed assessment form, (available at Reception)

Scholarship opportunities

Health is finally a scholarship subject. Inquire if interested.

Frequently asked questions:

Where might health lead?
The skills developed in health will be useful for all students and especially those who are interested in careers such as: Ambulance officer, Chiropractor, Dietician, Diagnostic Radiologist, First Aid Instructor, Health and Safety Officer, Hospital Nurse/Orderly, Massage Therapist, Mental Health Nurse, Midwife, Natural Health Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Education or Health Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Police Officer, Rest Home Worker, Social Worker.

Will I be accepted if I have not done Level 1 or Level 2 health
Yes, but it is recommended that you have done Health in Year 11 and 12

Is there a lot of writing?

Yes, but there will be opportunities to practice your writing skills with workshops. Each Internal has a set of checkpoints, which provide importnat feedback essential for success in the subject.