EHR212 Young People's Health and Wellbeing (8)

This subject will provide students with the opportunity to engage with health issues impacting on different population groups within the community and consider health promotion strategies for addressing them in schools. The subject explores the nature of young people's lives and how their priorities, values, actions and the broader social contexts in which they operate influence their meanings of health. Health status and risk taking are explored using health advocacy and social justice principles to create significance beyond the classroom, at the individual and community level with a focus on the priority issues of road safety and drug use.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR212. 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 & PE)

Bachelor of Education (HPE) (Honours)

Bachelor of Educational Studies

or as approved by Course Co-ordinator

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine the current status of, and key issues affecting, the health of Australia using appropriate indicators and epidemiological concepts;
  • be able to apply a systematic approach to the identification of priority health issues for a population sub-group (young people) and understand the main determinants of those issues;
  • be able to appreciate the heterogeneity of the populations of young people;
  • be able to evaluate the extent to which young people's priorities, values and actions and the broader social and cultural contexts in which they live influence their health status and meanings of health;
  • be able to accurately engage with relevant strands of the HPE key learning area to devise, plant and deliver stage-appropriate, quality learning experiences for school students address drug and alcohol and road safety content;
  • be able to explain the philosophy and purpose of drug and alcohol education in schools and the application of harm minimisation strategies;
  • be able to analyse the nature and main causes of road trauma including influences on decision-making and risk taking in young people;
  • be able to examine the interdependence of the physical, cognitive, personal and social aspects of young people's lives to better understand the notion of a holistic view of health;
  • be able to apply the principles of social justice, equity, diversity and a supportive environment to achieve better health for all young people.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Perspectives of health;
  • The health status of Australia;
  • Young people as a target population;
  • Key health issues impacting on young people in Australia;
  • The impact of socio-cultural factors on the health and wellbeing of young people;
  • Risk and harm minimization;
  • Priority issues affecting young people - drug use and road safety.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EHR212 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Media e-portfolio

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.