EHR305 Young People & Health Advocacy (8)

This subject utilises a number of HPE syllabus documents to provide a context for health in relation to the target population of young people. The social determinants of rurality, socio-economic status and at risk populations will provide the focus for in depth case study analysis to provide students with the opportunity to explore and engage with health issues impacting on the target population. Students develop and apply knowledge and skills relating to issues that impact on the lives of young people including sexuality, emotional, relational and mental health. Schools and community groups will provide settings for investigation.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in:

Bachelor of Education (Health & Physical Education)

Bachelor of Education (HPE)(Honours)

Bachelor of Educational Studies

or as approved by the Course Director

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to argue the role of schools in developing health literacy in young people;
  • be able to accurately engage with relevant strands of HPE syllabuses to devise stage-appropriate quality learning experiences for school students which address sexual and mental health content;
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and processes involved with sexuality, mental health issues for children and adolescents, child protection and grief and loss as they relate to relevant curriculum documentation;
  • be able to accurately engage with the Crossroads document and HPS framework to devise appropriate quality learning experiences for Stage 4, 5 and 6 students that are inclusive, celebrate difference and diversity, advocate for social justice, promote health and a sense of future; and have relevance and meaning beyond the classroom;
  • be able to critique the support structures and resources available to young people, to restore, maintain or improve their health status, and that of their local community;
  • be able to analyse policies and legislation that impact on the health of young people in terms of giving responsibility, encouraging participation and valuing their contribution;
  • be able to develop personal advocacy strategies for supporting the health of young people;
  • be able to critically analyse a health promotion program designed to promote the health of young people.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Health advocacy;
  • Health literacy;
  • Health policy and practice;
  • Health promotion schools framework
  • Priority issues affecting young people - mental health; sexual health.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.