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EDF4205 - Initiatives in health education

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr Z Pawlaczek (Gippsland), Dr R Bennett (Peninsula)


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)


Concepts of health and health education contextualised within a school (primary and or secondary) and community (welfare, policing, employment) setting. Past, present and future directions of health education and promotion. Approaches to drug and sexuality education. Resources available to health education.


As a result of participating in this elective unit students will gain opportunities to develop knowledge of current and major issues in the field of health education; utilise critical and reflective thinking skills in the analysis of health issues via reading, research and investigation; review the impact of health initiatives and interventions, for example, the 'Health Promoting School' policy in the education context; and understand principles of health and wellness on a personal and community level.


Assignment (2000 words) 50%. Essay (2000 words) 50%.

Contact hours

3 hours per week