This course introduces students to the complex and multi-factorial nature of health and illness, and relevant fields of public health, epidemiology and health promotion. Students will better understand the relationship between health and the social determinants of health, and issues and concepts which are important in the Health component of the new Australian HPE Curriculum. The course also addresses health issues affecting young people with a particular focus on the recognised priority issues of drug use and road safety.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand the philosophy and purpose of education on nutrition and drugs & alcohol in schools in Australia;
2. Describe current prevalence and patterns of behaviours associated with the public health problems of unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity, obesity, and drug and alcohol misuse among the Australian population;
3. Recall current nationally agreed Australian dietary and physical activity (movement) guidelines;
4. Interpret and apply NSW Department of Education policies and practices related to nutrition and physical activity, drugs & alcohol use;
5. Identify the effects of drug & alcohol use and the application of harm minimisation strategies for different drugs;
6. Identify and appropriately intervene with school students who are at risk of drug use or drug and alcohol-related harm.
- Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity.
- Drugs & Alcohol.
Report: Nutrition Education Resource
Online Learning Activity: Online Quiz & Reflective Writing Tasks
Formal Examination: Examination
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.