Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Second Edition Units 3&4
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10 November 2016
All teacher support files have been revised to align with the latest updates.
30 August 2016
The VCAA provided the following clarification in response to questions about the World Health Organization (WHO) priorities, which relate to VCE Health and Human Development Unit 4 Area of Study 2:
The ‘Health-related Millennium Development Goals’ is still one of the priorities of the WHO, despite the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) being replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals. In relation to this priority, students and teachers should understand that:
- the MDG are transitioning to the Sustainable Development Goals
- that it will take time to assess the achievement of the MDG
- WHO continues to monitor progress towards the MDG
- the emphasis of this priority is on sustaining the gains towards achieving the MDG.
Students are not required to know the eight MDGs. More information about the WHO and its priorities can be accessed from the WHO website. Please see the VCAA website for more details and the relevant key knowledge and key skill points.
1 August 2016
The VCAA requires the changes to the Australian Government’s aid priorities be incorporated into the teaching of VCE Health and Human Development in 2016 and for the remainder of the accreditation period (2014−2017). The changes relate to VCE Health and Human Development Unit 4 Area of Study 2 key knowledge:
the priorities of the Australian Government’s aid initiatives and the role it plays in developing programs to promote global health and sustainable human development
The Interactive Textbook has been updated accordingly, with the PDF Textbook and Toolkit to follow shortly. This update will also be incorporated into the reprint version of the textbook.
17 May 2016
In September 2015 the United Nations replaced the eight Millennium Development Goals with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. As a consequence, further changes have been made to the VCE Health and Human Development Study Design (2014−2017). Chapter 11 of Units 3 & 4 and the toolkit is impacted. The PDFs and Interactive Textbook has been updated to reflect the Study Design. This update will also be incorporated into the reprint version of the textbook.
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.
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 (DFAT), 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 1 October, 2015. This update will also be incorporated into the reprint version of the textbook.
Content relating to the abolition of AusAID has been updated in Chapter 12 of Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Units 3&4 Second Edition. These changes are now available in the PDF version of the textbook and will be incorporated into the reprint version of the textbook.
4 December 2013
VCAA has recently advised (27 November 2013) of changes to be incorporated into the teaching of VCE Health and Human Development in 2014.
The changes refer specifically to Unit 4, Area of Study 2, Promoting Global Health and Human Development, and the abolition on November 1st of AusAID. Responsibility for Australia's aid programs will now be handled by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Please see the VCAA website for details of the changes to the Study Design and the relevant key knowledge point.
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PDFs updated 12 September, 2016.
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Preliminary pages [PDF 0.9Mb]
Chapter 1: Measuring health status [PDF 3.0Mb]
Chapter 2: The health of Australians [PDF 4.3Mb]
Chapter 3: The National Health Priority Areas [PDF 2.7Mb]
Chapter 4: Nutrition and the National Health Priority Areas [PDF 3.0Mb]
Chapter 5: Models of health and health promotion [PDF 1.5Mb]
Chapter 6: Australia's healthcare system [PDF 1.7Mb]
Chapter 7: Promoting healthy eating [PDF 1.9Mb]
Chapter 8: Global health [PDF 3.6Mb]
Chapter 9: Health and sustainable human development [PDF 2.3Mb]
Chapter 10: Factors influencing health status [PDF 5.5Mb]
Chapter 11: Goals to Transform Our World [PDF 3.8Mb]
Chapter 12: Aid and Australian and international organisations [PDF 3.1Mb]
Chapter 13: Programs to promote health and sustainable human development [PDF 2.6Mb]
Glossary, index and acknowledgments [PDF 0.6Mb]
Study Toolkit [PDF 4.6Mb]
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These questions accompany the Interactive Textbook audio files.
Chapter 3: Cancer Council of Victoria
Chapter 3: Diabetes Australia Vic
Chapter 5: VicHealth
Chapter 12: Tabitha Foundation Australia
All support materials are available in one full package, below, and have been revised to align with the latest updates.
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- Course outline
- Chapter quiz
- Chapter quiz solutions
- Chapter summary solutions
- Extension question solutions
- Exam preparation solutions
- Extra activities
- Extra exam preparation questions
- Extra exam preparation solutions for Chapters 9, 11-13
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Health and Human Development Units 3&4 Teacher Support material [ZIP, doc 9.1mb]
Page 41, Chapter summary 1.5, the first point should read: Health is defined as 'a state of complete physical, mental and scoial wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity' (WHO, 1946)