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


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Written to the new study design by experienced and practising teachers, Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Third Edition continues to provide the support every student needs for VCE success and now includes a new Interactive Teacher Edition to support every H&HD classroom teacher.

Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development provides students with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their individual health while understanding the role of health within the community.

New in this edition:

  • In-depth coverage of each topic in the new VCE study design, including original research focusing on youth health perspectives and influences.
  • Improved navigation and design including graphic organisers to engage students and ensure the text is accessible to every student.
  • The Interactive Textbook brings the study of health and human development to life and provides videos summarising key concepts and providing guidance on how to tackle examination questions.
  • Extensive support for every teacher in the Interactive Textbook Teacher Edition, providing instant access to a wealth of planning, teaching and assessment resources.

What we’ve kept that you love:

  • Superior exam support focusing on key terminology and exam-style questions, including a variety of exam-focused activities to enhance students’ understanding of the topic, and end-of- chapter summaries and questions to allow for consolidation and review of each topic.
  • In-margin definitions allow for immediate comprehension of new terms and a glossary to support revision.
  • Flexible print and digital resource options to suit the needs of every school and their students.

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Complete PDF Textbook

  • Health and Human Development 1&2 [PDF 43.2Mb]

PDF Chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 0.5Mb]

  • Chapter 1: The concepts of health and wellbeing [PDF 2.8Mb]

  • Chapter 2: Evaluating the health status of Australian youth [PDF 3.3Mb]

  • Chapter 3: Sociocultural determinants of health [PDF 5.3Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Nutrition and health and wellbeing [PDF 5.5Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Promoting healthy eating [PDF 4.9Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Aspects of youth health and wellbeing [PDF 4.0Mb]

  • Chapter 7: A focus on youth issues [PDF 4.3Mb]

  • Chapter 8: The transition from youth the adulthood [PDF 5.5Mb]

  • Chapter 9: A focus on adulthood [PDF 4.9Mb]

  • Chapter 10: Responsible parenthood [PDF 12.2Mb]

  • Chapter 11: The health system in Australia [PDF 6.7Mb]

  • Glossary and Index [PDF 0.9Mb]

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    Chapter 1

    Wellbeing - What Aboriginal people know? (CULTURE)

    Chapter 2

    National Asthma Council of Australia

    Chapter 3

    Stepping Into internship programme

    Chapter 4

    How the food you eat affects your brain

    Chapter 5

    Legendairy Deb Poole - Waterslide Tester
    You wouldn't eat 16 teaspoons of sugar, so why drink it?
    How to Have a Healthy School Canteen - Buckley Park College
    How We Can Make It Easier to Eat Healthier

    Chapter 6

    'We need that seat at the table': Young people weigh in on pill testing debate
    Annual Youth Survey Infographic - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth report 2015

    Chapter 7

    Using a mobile phone while driving - what is and isn't legal?
    Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing

    Chapter 8

    Chapter 9

    Relationships Australia Victoria
    Simon Sinek - Millennials in the Workplace
    Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

    Chapter 10

    Chapter 11

    Our Role and Approach to Complaints


    Sonia Goodacre, Chrissy Collins, Carolyn Slattery