Level 3 Health Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Elliott

Recommended Prior Learning

On-track to gain at-least 14 credits from 02HEA or Level 2 Social Sciences subject or English (including 1 external from the aforementioned subjects) OR HOS/HOLA approval. Strong literacy skills are essential. 

In 03 Health we look at a range of topics such as:

Debate ethical issues such as

  • Legalising marijuana
  • Abortions
  • Euthanasia
  • Trans athletes in sport
  • Immunisation

Compare different treatment types for health conditions

  • Hypnosis
  • Acupuncture
  • Mediation
  • Surgeries
  • Herbal medicine

Investigate causes of and strategies for 

  • Child poverty
  • Drug addictions
  • Diabetes
  • Teen pregnancy 
  • Sexual health

Course Overview

Term 1
3.4 AS 91464 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being.

Term 2
3.1 AS91461 - Analyse a New Zealand health issue.

Term 3
3.3 AS91463 - Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand.
External Exam 3.2 AS91462 - Analyse an international health issue.

Term 4
External Exam prep - 3.2 AS91462 - Analyse an international health issue.

Learning Areas:

Health & Physical Education

Detailed Course Outline
Career Pathways

Diversional Therapist, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Animal Care Attendant, Army Soldier, Medical Physicist, Beauty Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Phlebotomist, Tattoo Artist, Dairy Processing Operator, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Retail Sales Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Insurance Claims Officer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Sterilising Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B8 or 2B8
Clear file
File and refill

Pathway Tags

"Learning in senior health education provides the foundation for pathways to the social and health sciences (education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, politics, law, economics, medicine, health, justice, and social services)". (TKI - Health Education)