Health (Education)

Unit set code: EMAHEA | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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Being healthy is significant in all our lives. As a result, it is important for us to be aware of how to maintain good health, make informed choices to look after ourselves, and seek appropriate health advice. Studying health will help you to develop skills and knowledge to make decisions about your own health, inform others, and also to recognise the importance of health in society. The major in Health provides you with an understanding of the individual and societal influences on health and human development. You will study areas covering health, human development, family, and nutrition.

Unit set structure

For a major study students must complete 96 credit points of study comprising:

  • 24 credit points (2) Curriculum and Pedagogy units
  • 72 credit points (6) Specialist Area units
What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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