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Health and Wellbeing Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 1 Health. 

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Subject description

Health and Wellbeing is a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject at Stage 1.

In Stage 1 Health and Wellbeing, students develop the knowledge, skills, and understandings required to explore and understand influences and make decisions regarding health and wellbeing. They consider the role of health and wellbeing in different contexts and explore ways of promoting positive outcomes for individuals and global society.

Health and Wellbeing is influenced by diverse social and cultural attitudes, beliefs, and practices. An understanding of the health and wellbeing status of individuals, communities, and global societies incorporates, for example, health determinants and strategies to improve lifestyle decisions. Students may explore principles and frameworks relating to health and wellbeing.

In Health and Wellbeing, student agency is promoted through providing opportunities to make responsible choices and decisions in a rapidly changing world. Students explore and develop skills as agents and advocates for change and consider moral and ethical perspectives. 

Students evaluate current trends and issues that impact health and wellbeing. They reflect on personal and community actions to promote and improve sustainable outcomes for individuals, communities, and global society. 

Teachers select from the concepts of Health Literacy, Health Determinants, Social Equity, and Health Promotion. These may be considered through the lens of individual and global contexts.