Year 11 Health and Human Development Units 1 and 2
Unit 1: Understanding health and wellbeing
In this unit you will explore the concept of health and wellbeing, and factors that can influence health attitudes, beliefs and practices. You will also investigate the role and function of major nutrients, and evaluate food selection models and other tools used to promote healthy eating among youth.
Unit 2: Managing health and development
In this unit you will explore developmental changes in the transition from youth to adulthood and analyse factors that contribute to healthy development during prenatal and childhood stages of the lifespan.
You will look at a range of community and government strategies that aim to promote the health of Australians. You also will learn about the role of Australia’s healthcare system and explore challenges and opportunities presented by digital media and advances in medical technologies.
Who is it for?
Do you enjoy reading and keeping up to date with recent health issues?
Do you have an interest in your own health and wellbeing and how you can achieve optimal health and wellbeing?
Do you enjoy learning about nutrition and how it relates to your health?
Do you want to explore health strategies and programs available in our community to achieve optimal health and wellbeing?
If you answered yes to all of these, then this subject could be for you.
What do you do?
In these units you will complete:
- data analyis about the health status of Australians
- discussion forums and blog activities
- watching tutorials and videos
- online classes
- case studies
What skills do you need?
There are no prerequisites, however the following skills will be advantageous:
- the ability to participate in online forums and respond to other students in the online forums.
- Partaking in wider reading and research, relating to the concepts of health and wellbeing and development.
What skills do you develop?
Students develop a variety of skills including:
- data analysis skills
- research and investigation skills
- an ability to draw relevant conclusions from data
- an ability to explain the concepts of health and wellbeing.
Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development 1 & 2: learnON & Print, (7th ed.) Andrew Beaumont, Meredith Fettling. John Wiley, 2021
Digital Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development 1 & 2: learnON. Access code (7th ed.) – Digital access only
Things to think about
This study may involve discussion of potentially sensitive topics, particularly in relation to mental health.
Students are not expected to disclose personal information about their own or their family’s health and behaviours, nor are they expected to volunteer to share this information.
Things you can do now
Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.