Health Education Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms T. Slee

Recommended Prior Learning


Health Level 3

Challenge assumptions, identify your values and beliefs and investigate health issues to promote positive well-being for self, others and society.

Critically discuss and analyse concepts like ethics, health practices and health issues in New Zealand and consider the impact of these on self, others and society. 

Build knowledge and challenge yourself to consider view points for hot topics in society such as the legalisation of marijuana, is yoga the best treatment for asthma and is anxiety in young people growing in New Zealand? 


AS91464 Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being

AS91461 Analyse a New Zealand health issue

AS91463 Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand 

AS91462 Analyse an international health issue

Course Overview

Term 1
Research and report on an ethical issue faced by people all over the world e.g. vaccines, designer babies

Term 2
Investigate and report on a health issue currently affecting teenagers in New Zealand

Term 3
Compare and contrast different health practices offered in New Zealand

Term 4
Exam preparation focusing on an international health issue

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse, Pathologist, Chiropractor, Clinical Coder, Psychologist, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Dietitian, General Practitioner, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist, Youth Worker