Course Title: Health Method B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Health Method B

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Elsden-Clifton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7915

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.009

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Sub-major study covering the areas of Health, Human Development,  Family and Nutrition.

Course Description

This is a methods course that focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching Health. This course will examine the definition of Health and its inclusion in the school curriculum. Students will study policy and curriculum development, as well as contemporary teaching and learning strategies. This course there will focus on pedagogy, assessment and reporting practices.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Develop their knowledge of current curriculum and policy documents that frame the study of Health in school settings.
• Develop a wide range of teaching resources to assist in their teaching of Health.
• Plan and construct curriculum materials in Health.
• Effectively assess and report on students’ learning in Health.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Demonstrate a basic knowledge of current Health documents and initiatives.
• Use and acknowledge a wide range of resources for Health.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the assessment and reporting practices in Health.
• Plan and develop curriculum units and lesson plans for schools using appropriate curriculum frameworks.

VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
• Teachers know the content they teach.
• Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
• Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
• Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
• Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice.
• Teachers are active members of their profession.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops, on-line discussions, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes of this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

See Part B

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.