Health Studies (TASC Level 3)

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Health Studies (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

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.

Course information for TASC Health Studies level 3 can be found here.

Investigation Project (IPs): When undertaking any investigation project, independent study, research or literature review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will 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.

Library Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a basic keyword search to get you quickly to the resources you will find on our shelves:


From Issues in Society: [Hard copies of these title may also be found on the Library shelves]

Australian health

Global health

Personal health

Reference Resources

General Encyclopedia

  • The World Book

Subject Encyclopaedia - There is a wide selection of single volume reference books and multi-volume encyclopedia you can use in the area of Health Studies. A small selection can be found below:

Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

If in doubt always check with your teacher. For further information read the Library Fact Sheet Evaluating Information from the Web.

Online Reference

General Information

Australian health

Global health

Health promotion

Here are some successful health campaigns from Australia:

Personal health

Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the APA or Harvard (Author, Date) style for Health Studies. 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.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.