Why should I study Health Science?
To develop your:
- science inquiry skills
- critical thinking skills
- creative thinking skills
- collaborative skills
- scientific communication skills
Where does Health Science lead?
Stage 1 Health Science (Entry) leads to Stage 1 Health Science A and/or B.
Stage 1 Health Science A and/or B leads to:
Stage 2 Health Science leads to further study in General Sciences and Allied Health.
What work will I do in Health Science?
- conduct practical investigations: disease control, food testing, probiotics
- undertake scientific research: skeletal abnormalities, cardiovascular diseases, diets
- plan, conduct, and evaluate experiments individually and in small groups: exercise physiology, reaction time
- investigate the impact that scientists and science have on society: lifestyle diseases, vaccines, technologies that assist, cells
What do other students think about Health Science?
I liked the freedom to make decisions. But there were constraints… we need constraints because otherwise we’d go crazy.
I learned to ask questions. Also, asking [the right] questions is hard.
It has taught and allowed me to work effectively with my peers.
Allows me to work on my own ideas.
I made new friends by working in my team.
I look forward to this class, and it has helped me do other science subjects too, like Biology.
It has taught me valuable research and scientific writing skills.
Where can I find more information about Health Science?
For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:
- Stage 1 (Year 11)
- Stage 2 (Year 12)