What is recommended to have when entering HEA3?
Sound understanding of Te Whare Tapa Wha (Hauora) model of health
A strong interest or passion for Health and health issues
Research skills to find and analyse data
Completion of HEA2 would be highly beneficial
What are the costs for HEA3?
There are no costs for this course at this stage. There may be trip or other learning opportunities for HEA3 based on personalised learning for students in the course. This will be optional for attendance .
What could I learn about within HEA3 in 2021?
Current health practices associated with health issues within New Zealand
a mental illness e.g. major or chronic depression
an addiction e.g. smoking
a physical illness or disease e.g. cancer, diabetes
pain management e.g. back pain, arthritis, migraines
reproductive health e.g. birth, (in)fertility.
WSM, e.g. surgery, medication, counselling, physical therapies, green prescription
CAM, e.g. naturopathy, homeopathy, aromatherapy, or TM, e.g. Māori (or other cultural group) medicine.
Analyse current New Zealand health issues
mental health or resilience in school and the wider community
concepts of masculinity, or femininity
the portrayal of sexuality in the media
teenage sexual health
use of a specific drug among 15-24 year olds
prevalence of a specific disease in specific populations
discrimination, or harassment
ethnic or culturally specific issues
currently reported social problems such as – gambling, domestic violence.
Ethical Issues related to health & well-being
Health-related ethical issues may be derived from:
access to fertility treatment
access to elective cosmetic or other surgery pornography
access to contemporary medical technologies
dress codes related to cultural or religious beliefs parental rights and the treatment of children
privacy in the digital age.
International health issues impacting people in other countries or as well as New Zealand
Health-related issues may be derived from:
culture and gender
sexual and reproductive health
colonisation and the health of indigenous peoples
globalisation and health.