Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 3 Health 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs G. Lodge.

Recommended Prior Learning

Assessment require a good literacy level

At HOD/teacher discretion. 

Health 301:
There will be an emphasis on health action, health promotion and skills necessary for everyday life. There is a choice of content and topics can be related to the students’ interests and strengths. Topics range from global, New Zealand, school to individual. It is aimed at any student with an interest in developing personal skills or for careers like nursing, teaching, nannying, social work, counselling, the army, sport and others with a people focus. The curriculum demands a degree of thinking, analysis, written and oral competency, sound research skills and the ability to relate to others. It allows for personal development and students will develop the ability to work as a team. All of these skills are useful in everyday life. All achievement standards count towards reading literacy and the exam counts towards writing literacy.

UE can be gained by passing the internals. It is a UE approved subject

Course Overview

Term 1
Intro to course
Underlining concepts
Health practices - Choice of topic e.g Depression, Obesity

Term 2
A New Zealand Health issue- Alcohol use in 15 - 24year olds (Binge Drinking)

Term 3
An Ethical issue- Euthanasia
External prep - Poverty

Term 4
External Prep - Poverty

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Army Officer, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Registered Nurse, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Pathologist, Army Soldier, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Beauty Therapist, Biomedical Technician, Phlebotomist, Physician, Midwife, Psychologist, Community Karitāne, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Veterinarian, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Support Worker, Epidemiologist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A devise to work on.