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Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Units 3&4 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 3&4 [PDF 60.9Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.5Mb]

  • Chapter 1: Understanding health, wellbeing and illness [PDF 4.7Mb]

  • Chapter 2: Exploring differences in health status [PDF 6.5Mb]

  • Chapter 3: Factors contributing to health status [PDF 3.3Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Improvements in health [PDF 6.4Mb]

  • Chapter 5: The Australian healthcare system [PDF 4.2Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Promoting health in Australia [PDF 8.8Mb]

  • Chapter 7: Healthy eating in Australia [PDF 4.8Mb]

  • Chapter 8: Comparisons in health status and human development [PDF 4.3Mb]

  • Chapter 9: Factors contributing to differences in health status [PDF 8.0Mb]

  • Chapter 10: Sustainable Development Goals [PDF 6.4Mb]

  • Chapter 11: Promoting global health [PDF 7.2Mb]

  • Chapter 12: Effective programs [PDF 4.6Mb]

  • Glossary and Index [PDF 0.9Mb]

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    Chapter 1

    The David Hookes Foundation
    Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    What is primary health care? Why is it important?

    Chapter 6

    Towards Zero Theres No One Someone Wont Miss
    The Science Behind the TACs Sculpture Graham, TAC 2016

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8

    Chapter 9

    Water Use and Sanitation - Access to improved sanitation

    Chapter 10

    Fighting Malaria in Cameroon: Ruths Story
    Microfinance Loans - Poverty Reduction
    Understanding girls' lives in Bangladesh with DFAT

    Chapter 11

    BBC Africa - New Malaria jab
    The World Health Organisation: Working for better health for everyone, everywhere

    Chapter 12

    Continued Risk of Famine in Nigeria


    Sonia Goodacre, Chrissy Collins, Carolyn Slattery