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Health is a dynamic and multidimensional state encompassing physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions and environmental determinants. These elements interact to impact on health and a personal, local, national and global level.

The interrelationship of these elements are reflected in a social view of health where principals of equity, diversity, social justice and supportive environments are fundamental to health.  The way many people live in the twenty-first century is influenced by continuous and rapid change.  This is characterised by ever expanding technologies, social networking, shifting community values, emerging environmental and sustainability issues and the distribution of wealth across developed and developing countries.

Health Studies: Level 3 2019, Office of Tasmanian Assessment and Standards', viewed 4 February 2019,

This subject guide will help you to locate the resources you will find particularly useful when commencing your studies in this area. Here is the best place to find books, information about databases and a guide to appropriate websites.

Referencing advice:  TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present all you work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (author/date) format. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Independent studies (IPs): When undertaking any independent study, research or book reviews you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Health Studies.

Faculty resources: All material purchased for the teachers of Health & PE Faculty is also available for student use if it is not required by the teachers. The resources are kept in the Library and can be found by using the Library catalogue.