Health of Populations and Young People
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Health Science, Public Health
Taught In English
Foundations in Health and Physical Education EDUC1015 / Foundations in Health PUBH1010
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of issues and concepts which are important in the health and personal development strands of the PDHPE key learning area (Health component of New Australian Curriculum HPE). Three key course modules will be covered providing students with an opportunity to think both critically and creatively about health issues impacting on different population groups within the community, the determinants of these, and consider health promotion strategies for addressing them in schools. The course also addresses issues affecting young people, at an individual, school and community level, with a particular focus on the priority issues of drug use and road safety.
1. Critically analyse the current status of, and key issues affecting, the health of Australian population sub-groups using appropriate indicators and epidemiological concepts;
2. Apply a systematic approach to the identification of priority health issues for a population and understand the main determinants of those issues;
3. Understand the philosophy and purpose of drug and alcohol education in schools and the application of harm minimisation strategies;
4. Identify and appropriately intervene with school students who are at risk of drug use or drug & alcohol-related harm;
5. Critically analyse the nature and main causes of road trauma including influences on decision-making and risk taking in young people.
Health status of populations.
Young people and drugs & alcohol.
Young people and road safety
Online Learning Activity: Discussion Forum
Formal Examination: Examination
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.