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Health and Human Development - Box Hill Senior Secondary School

Health and Human Development 1 - 4

Health and Human Development is a subject ideal for students interested in learning about the human body, development across the lifespan and health in Australia and the rest of the world.


In Units 1 & 2, students explore the meaning of health and human development across the lifespan from childhood to adulthood, with a particular focus on youth development and wellbeing as well as health issues facing Australia’s youth today.


In Units 3 & 4, the focus shifts from individual to population health and development. Students investigate the health of Australians and then compare our health to other countries in a global context.


At the end of this course, students will have gained valuable knowledge about health throughout the human lifespan and the world. This is extremely beneficial if you are interested in a career in the fields of sport, coaching, teaching, medicine (nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy etc.) and health promotion to name a few.


Major Topics Covered 

Units 1 & 2 Include: Understanding health and development, exploring child, youth and adult health and identifying health issues/concerns.


Units 3 & 4 Include: Understanding and promoting health in Australia and understanding and promoting health on a global scale.


Pre-requisite Subjects 

Units 1 & 2: Nil 

Units 3 & 4:  Nil ( although Units 1 & 2 is highly recommended)


Fees Applicable in 2012

No additional charge beyond the general materials fee


For further information, click on the Study Summary link that will take you directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website