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Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Second Edition Units 1&2


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Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Second Edition offers a complete resource package for the Health and Human Development course to develop the knowledge necessary for VCE success.

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PDFs updated October 4th, 2016


Full PDF Textbook

  • Complete textbook [PDF 19.3Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.0Mb]

  • Chapter 1: Introducing youth [PDF 3.0Mb]

  • Chapter 2: The health of youth [PDF 1.4Mb]

  • Chapter 3: Determinants of the health and development of Australia's youth [PDF 2.6Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Promoting healthy eating in youth [PDF 3.0Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Health issues for Australia's youth [PDF 2.0Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Prenatal health and development [PDF 2.9Mb]

  • Chapter 7: Determinants of prenatal health and development [PDF 1.3Mb]

  • Chapter 8: Child health and development [PDF 1.8Mb]

  • Chapter 9: Determinants of child health and development [PDF 2.0Mb]

  • Chapter 10: Adult health and development [PDF 1.8Mb]

  • Chapter 11: Determinants of adult health and development [PDF 2.0Mb]

  • Glossary, Books and reports and Index [PDF 0.6Mb]

PDF Toolkit

  • Study Toolkit [PDF 5.4Mb]

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    All activities

    All Activities [Zipped Word docs 20.8mb]


    Chapter 1 [Zipped Word docs 1.9mb]

    Chapter 2 [Zipped Word docs 1.2mb]

    Chapter 3 [Zipped Word docs 1.6mb]

    Chapter 4 [Zipped Word docs 3.4mb]

    Chapter 5 [Zipped Word docs 2.1mb]

    Chapter 6 [Zipped Word docs 0.7mb]

    Chapter 7 [Zipped Word docs 1.7mb]

    Chapter 8 [Zipped Word docs 0.8mb]

    Chapter 9 [Zipped Word docs 1.7mb]

    Chapter 10 [Zipped Word docs 1.7mb]

    Chapter 11 [Zipped Word docs 4.0mb]

    Now available

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    Chapter 3

    Better Health Channel: Body mass index (BMI) for children and adolescents

    Chapter 4

    Australian Dietary Guidelines

    Chapter 5

    Drug Awareness, Rehabilitation and Management
    Make a film, make a difference
    The Royal Children's Hospital
    Healthdirect Australia
    Department of Education and Training

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 9

    The Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre

    Chapter 10

    ABC 7.30: Young Australians count the costs of accidents
    AIHW: Male health dashboard
    The Australian: Modern family life in the Carmichael household: anything but ordinary

    Chapter 11

    Darebin Community Health
    Goulburn Valley Health
    Merri Community Health Services
    Alzheimer's Association: Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
    Cancer Council NSW: Hope Turning the page on cancer
    Brimbank City Council
    Cancer's Global Footprint

    All support materials are available in one full package, below, and have been revised to align with the latest updates.

    The full package comprises:

    • Teaching programs (timelines) for each unit
    • Course outline
    • Chapter quiz
    • Chapter quiz solutions
    • Chapter summary solutions
    • Extension question solutions
    • Exam preparation solutions
    • Extra activities
    • Extra exam questions for Chapters 6 - 9


    Download full package

    Health and Human Development Units 1&2 Teacher Support material [ZIP, doc 6.2mb]

    10 November 2016
    All teacher support files have been revised to align with the latest updates.

    17 August 2015
    Cambridge has updated the Interactive Textbooks and PDF versions of Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Units 1–4 Second Edition series to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2014–2017 study design. The Interactive Textbooks and PDFs will now be included with every print textbook (with print toolkit) at no extra cost.

    Updates to the Interactive Textbooks and PDFs include:

    • revised statistics gathered from the most up-to-date research
    • new and updated content to reflect all of the key knowledge and skill areas (including information on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, World Health Organization (WHO) agenda, priorities of the Australian Government’s aid initiatives as well as concepts of global health and sustainable human development)
    • updated inclusion of health organisations programs, such as VicHealth and the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA)
    • current graphics and guidelines including Nutrition Australia’s Healthy Eating Pyramid.

    Updated PDFs of the full title and Interactive Textbook are available as of 15 October, 2015.


    Sonia Goodacre, Chrissy Collins, Carolyn Slattery