Faculty of Education

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Dr Deana Leahy



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit explores concepts of health and health education contextualised within organisations (e.g. schools, hospitals or corporations) and community (welfare, policing, employment) settings. It examines past, present and future directions of health education and promotion, approaches to drug and sexuality education and resources available to health education.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of current and major issues in the field of health education
  2. utilise critical and reflective thinking skills in the analysis of health issues via reading, research and investigation
  3. review the impact of health initiatives and interventions, for example, the 'Health Promoting School' policy in the education context
  4. understand principles of health and wellness on a personal and community level.


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

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

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