Level 3 Health

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr Ratu

This course follows the NCEA Level 3 guidelines. This course builds strongly on from level 2 Health. This course has a high academic focus and requires students to understand problems affecting the well-being of New Zealand society. Students need to use strategies to improve the well-being of New Zealand society. This course will support students looking for a career in the service or social and community pathways or looking to study at tertiary level. It has university approval.

Specific skills learned  

Depression is a common health problem in New Zealand, look at the range of treatments used to treat sufferers, which one do you think is most effective?

You will look and data and evidence to analyse a New Zealand health issue (such as P use, binge drinking), give reasons as to why this happens and offer strategies to lead to change.

You will look at an ethical issue in New Zealand (such as euthanasia, abortion) present both sides of the argument, using evidence and make a judgement based on this evidence.

Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits in Level 2 Health or English

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91461 v2 Health 3.1 - Analyse a New Zealand health issue
5r *
A.S. 91463 v2 Health 3.3 - Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand
5r *
A.S. 91464 v2 Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
4r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

Diversional Therapist, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Pathologist, Animal Care Attendant, Army Soldier, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Beauty Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biosecurity Officer, Phlebotomist, Tattoo Artist, Cardiac Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Emergency Management Officer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Community Karitane, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Firefighter, Fishery Officer, Forestry Scientist, Pest Control Technician, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Veterinarian, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Quarantine Officer, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Sterilising Technician, Psychotherapist


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