Personal Health and Wellbeing is part of the Health and Recreation group of courses within the wider Health and Physical Education suite of course offerings.
This course offers learners an opportunity to develop awareness of health issues at various life stages and to build capacity to manage their personal health.
Through studying the course, learners will be encouraged to develop healthy lifestyles and to become actively involved in shaping the influences that determine their health and wellbeing. Learners will develop a range of personal and interpersonal skills which underpin positive health behaviours.
The course comprises two sections: Section A; and Section B.
All Units in Section A are compulsory and include:
- recognising and responding to personal health issues
- identifying critical health factors, connections and intervention strategies
- taking a holistic approach to managing personal health
- developing skills in comfortably communicating personal views.
Section B contains elective units which offer opportunities to select from health related areas of particular relevance or interest to learners including:
- non-traditional health management practices
- dealing with change, grief and loss
- personal presentation
- awareness, access and sources of information and community support.
These concepts shape:
- informed decision making
- resilience and protective behaviours
- positive communication and relationships
- awareness of support mechanisms and information
- adoption of lifelong positive health attitudes and actions.