Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook


This course is the third and final course in the Health strand of the double degree - Bachelor of Teaching /Bachelor of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). Its purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to develop and apply knowledge and skills in aspects of the Personal Development and Health curricula (Health component of New Australian Curriculum HPE), specifically as they relate to sexuality and emotional, relational and mental health (Self and Relationships Strand). Students expand on the knowledge and skills gained in their first and second years in promoting the health of students using a whole of school approach.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe and apply principles of, and strategies for teaching Personal Development and dealing with sensitive issues in relation to sexuality and social, emotional, and mental health

2. Demonstrate teaching skills and effectively use relevant teaching resources for teaching about personal development topics

3. Analyse their own experiences, attitudes and values which may affect their teaching of key strands of the syllabus

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and processes involved with sexuality, mental health issues for children and adolescents, child protection, and grief and loss (personal development topics in the NSW Secondary School Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus).

5. Describe a range of teaching, whole school and wider community strategies that will enhance the health and wellbeing of children.


  • Module 1 - Sexuality
  • Module 2 - Mental Health

Assumed knowledge

PUBH1010, PUBH2040

Assessment items

Written Assignment: 'Sexuality Question Box' Presentation and Written Report

Online Learning Activity: Blackboard Online BLOG

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks