Personal Health Education

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Personal Health Education

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Education, Health Science, Teacher Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduces students to a range of personal health issues for analysis and reflection, which are relevant to teaching.

    This paper aims to encourage reflection on a range of personal health issues and to provide the knowledge and skill base necessary for healthy individual decision-making.

    Learning Outcomes
    At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:
    1.Explore holistic health practices that contribute to the quality of life
    2.Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of current health issues
    3.Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of sexuality and the sexual culture of New Zealand
    4.Explain the importance of developing responsible attitudes and behaviours in relation to the use of drugs
    5.Design an action plan to promote the concept of health promotion and relevant use of community services in their teaching

    Readings on e-course reserve

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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