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Health and Wellbeing Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 2 Health. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Capabilities | ethical-understanding

Ethical understanding

In this subject, students extend and apply their ethical understanding capability by, for example: 

  • identifying and addressing origins of different perspectives on health issues
  • considering moral and ethical perspectives
  • respecting protocols when gathering and sharing information about the health and wellbeing status of individuals and groups
  • identifying and investigating moral and ethical developments that impact on health and wellbeing at a personal, local, or global level
  • identifying and challenging the barriers that limit accessibility to health information and services at an individual, community, and global level
  • analysing the role and responsibilities of government and communities, including non-government organisations (NGOs), in providing accessible and inclusive health services
  • exploring the diversity of experiences that lead to individual choices about health and wellbeing
  • analysing the relationship between responsible use of digital technology and health and wellbeing outcomes
  • critically analysing social action for its sustainability, inclusivity, and ethical appropriateness.