Health and Human Development UNIT 1 Ms Mena

Health and Human Development
Ms Mena
This lesson will cover the following:
1. Introduction and formalising class/email list
2. Expectations
3. Outcome booklet
4. Wiki
5. Begin chapter 1
Class expectations:
1. All students are required to follow the agreed
College Code of Conduct.
2. Textbook: Cambridge VCE Health and Human
development Units 1 & 2; and folder for handouts.
3. Semester 1 = Unit 1 (Consists of 3 AOS’s)
Semester 2 = Unit 2 (Consists of 3 AOS’s)
4. Students are required to use the wiki for this
Overview of Units 1-4 HHD
(Year 11 & 12)
• The VCE Health and Human Development study
approaches the concept of ‘development’ as a
continuum, that begins with individual human
development in Units 1 and 2 and progresses
towards human development at a societal level in
Unit 4.
• In Units 1 and 2 the study of human development
is about individual change, that is a continuous
lifelong process that begins at conception and
continues until death. Individual human
developmental changes are cumulative;
development that occurs in the future is dependent
upon development occurring in the past.
UNIT 1 - The health and development
of Australia’s youth
See Outcome Booklet
• Area of Study 1: Understanding health and
Outcome 1 = Song or film review with written report (30
• Area of Study 2: Youth health and development
Outcome 2 = Data analysis (35 marks)
• Area of Study 3: Health issues for Australia’s
Outcome 3 = Multimedia presentation (35 marks)
You must satisfactorily complete each outcome to
pass the Unit.
Chapter 1: Introducing health and
human development
• Objectives:
▫ 1. Defining health and its limitations
▫ 2. The dimensions of health and their
GKR - What is meant by the term “health”?
In pairs, draw a picture of a healthy person, and
discuss as a class what your definition
of health is.
Defining health
• Health as defined by the World Health
Organisation (WHO) 1946:
“A state of complete physical, emotional and
social wellbeing and not merely the absence of
disease or infirmity”
• Wellbeing is the state of being healthy, happy
and contented, usually determined through self assessment.
Ottawa Charter definition of health
This definition builds on the WHO definition and
identifies eight prerequisites for health:
– peace
– shelter
– education
– food
– income
– stable ecosystem
– sustainable resources
– social justice and equity
• Health is a form of homeostasis; which is the
property within a living organism that regulates
its internal and external environment to
maintain stability and constancy.
• Health and wellbeing are active states. This is
a term used to describe health because is it
greatly affected by factors such as lifestyle and
behaviour choices, food and nutrition and
environmental influences.
• Clip - Homer Simpson goes to the gym:
Limitations of health definitions
• There is debate about the accuracy of the
definition of health as it is rare for somebody to
be completely healthy as described by the WHO,
it is also possible for a person to be free of
disease, but not healthy.
• Most Australian information about health
relates to mortality (rates of deaths) or
morbidity (rates of disease).
The dimensions of health and their
• There are three dimensions of overall health:
Relates to the efficient functioning of the body and its
systems, and includes the physical capacity to perform
tasks and physical fitness.
▫ Resistance to disease
▫ Energy, strength and coordination
▫ Ability to recover from illness and injury
▫ Ability to maintain a healthy weight
▫ Fitness
▫ Nutritional status
Being able to interact with others and participate
in the community in both an independent and
cooperative way.
▫ Develop and maintain relationships
▫ Communicate with others
▫ Behave appropriately
▫ Contribute to community
▫ Access and use support systems and
State of wellbeing in which the individual realises
his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal
stresses of life, can work productively, and is able
to make a contribution to his or her community.
▫ Express emotions
▫ Positive self-esteem and self-confidence
▫ Cope with and manage stress
▫ Capacity to love, work and play
Complete Act 1.2, Qs 1&2 (pg 6).
1. Health Quiz
a) Complete the quiz given for either yourself or
someone you know, and then categorise the
statements as being with physical, social or mental.
(Write P, S or M next to each question)
b) From the quiz, can you identify one aspect of health
that could be improved?
c) What process could you use to bring about this
improvement or change?
d) How would you know if the change was successful?
e) How would this change improve health? Explain.
2. Case study
• Read the case study you have been given and
underline or highlight the key terms and ideas.
• Fill in the table by identifying the examples from the
case study to show the interrelationship between the
different dimensions of health.