11 Health Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Students will:
  • Be introduced to concepts in understanding health education. This includes studying topics of personal well-being, interpersonal skills and relationships, strategies for managing change, positive sexuality and making health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations.
  • Develop positive attitudes and values towards their own and others’ well-being.
  • Develop critical thinking skills, resilience, and a sense of personal and social responsibility.

Future Pathways Health Science suits: Health Science, Medicine, Population Health, Education/Teaching, Social Services, Health Promotion, Police, Child care, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Law, Psychology, Nursing, Audiologist, Dentist, Physiotherapist 

Year 11 MCEA Certificate Assessment Information 

UNIT: Managing Change - Demonstrate understanding of the ways in which well-being can change and strategies to manage change.

Assessment Type: Assignment (MCEA CREDITS: 5)

UNIT: Influences on Hauora - Demonstrate personal, interpersonal and societal factors that influence Hauora

Assessment Type: Exam  (MCEA CREDITS: 5)

UNIT: Drug Education - Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations.

Assessment Type: Exam  (MCEA CREDITS: 5)


From 10 Health - must have submitted all Health assessments and passed 3 of the 4 

OR HoD approval. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*11HE1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $20


Career Pathways

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92009 v3
Health Studies 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of decision-making in a health-related situation
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Pathway Tags

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Statistician, Police Officer, Army Soldier, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Biomedical Engineer, Biosecurity Officer, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Counsellor, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Trainer, Interpreter, Community Karitane, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Dietitian, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Human Resources Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Environmental/Public Health Officer, Firefighter, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Immigration Officer, Veterinarian, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator, Massage Therapist, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Psychotherapist, Support Worker, Ophthalmologist, Epidemiologist,