HP3000 - Health Education - NCEA Level 3 (course endorsement available)

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What is Health Education?

In Health Education ākonga consider the influences on their wellbeing, attitudes and values, and work towards promoting the health of their community. Ākonga can participate in a range of tasks, including considering ways to keep themselves safe in different situations and learning effective methods to communicate to help develop healthy relationships. Issues related to ethics and health philosophies are explored, which develops critical thinking skills in ākonga. Health Education can be studied at tertiary levels as a science or humanities subject. It leads to a wide variety of careers in social, community and health sectors.

What this course involves

This course follows on from Health Education – NCEA Level 2 (HP2000) and is often essential for ākonga intending to continue with Health Education courses at tertiary institutions.

In Health Education ākonga explore a New Zealand and an international health issue, evaluate health practices and analyse an ethical issue.

The Health Education topics offer 19 credits towards NCEA Level 3. There are 3 internal standards worth 14 credits and 1 external standard worth 5 credits. These Health Education topics also offer 19 literacy credits.

To gain course endorsement or entry to a tertiary institution you will need to complete 14 credits in Health Education (which includes an exam).

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

NCEA Level 2 Health Education or equivalent.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91461 Analyse a New Zealand health issue 2 5 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
91462 Analyse an international health issue 2 5 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
91463 Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand 2 5 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
91464 Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard