How are priority issues for Australia’s health identified?

28 03, 2019

Students Learn To

By |2019-03-28T11:02:19+10:00March 28th, 2019|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE, Study Tips|Comments Off on Students Learn To

Every module/topic in HSC PDHPE has a whole list of dot points under "students learn to". These dot points should be used by you as you prepare for exams. Many students focus on learning the content as they prepare for exams for HSC PDHPE, the "students learn about" dot points and spend little time worrying [...]

10 08, 2018

How is epidemiology used to improve the health of Australians?

By |2018-08-10T11:40:56+10:00August 10th, 2018|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE, sample answer, Study Tips, writing|Comments Off on How is epidemiology used to improve the health of Australians?

https://youtu.be/l0PxhrDkKzI Click here If you want to complete the practice exam question walk through yourself, the link above will allow you to make a copy of the document used in the video, or you can use file>make a copy from the embedded file above..The HSC PDHPE 2012  exam, Question 23 asks "How is epidemiology used to [...]

6 08, 2018

Benefits and limitations of epidemiology

By |2018-08-06T12:57:43+10:00August 6th, 2018|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE, Resources|0 Comments

Epidemiology has a number of benefits as well as some limitations in relation to measuring health status and informing health promotion. Epidemiology uses statistics to provide a snapshot of a populations diseases, illnesses and disability. This snapshot is then used by various people and groups to inform health promotion and guide research. Epidemiology's benefits include identifying areas [...]

8 06, 2017

Why is it important to prioritise?

By |2017-06-21T15:07:09+10:00June 8th, 2017|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE|Comments Off on Why is it important to prioritise?

Both times that there has been a HSC exam question on this topic the question has focused on "why is it important to prioritise?" and for good reason. The question "why is it important to prioritise?" really brings together the content for the dot point "identifying priority health issues". Firstly, it is important to prioritise because [...]

7 06, 2017

How do we identify priority issues for Australia’s health?

By |2017-06-09T06:58:40+10:00June 7th, 2017|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE|Comments Off on How do we identify priority issues for Australia’s health?

For Health Priorities in Australia, one of the first issues you are asked to consider is how we identify priority issues for Australia's health? This question is almost identical to the critical question "How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?" The principles of social justice, as covered in Preliminary PDHPE (see here), are: equity, diversity, [...]

8 11, 2016

Australia’s Health 2016 – Mental Health

By |2016-11-08T06:32:36+10:00November 8th, 2016|Articles, Australia's Health 2016, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE, What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s health?|Comments Off on Australia’s Health 2016 – Mental Health

Australian's aged 18-85 experiencing a mental health disorder in their lifetime. Continuing to look at Australia's Health 2016, this post will focus on the mental health of Australians as a major health topic and one of our priority health issues for HSC PDHPE. Australia's Health 2016 indicates that almost half of Australians will experience [...]

18 01, 2016

Statistics for Health Priorities

By |2016-01-15T06:27:16+10:00January 18th, 2016|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, Teacher note|Comments Off on Statistics for Health Priorities

Often my students ask me: "do I need to know statistics for Health Priorities in Australia?" The answer is NO! The HSC PDHPE syllabus is very clear that students do not need to know statistics on Australia's health. Under the critical question "How are priority issues for Australia’s health identified?" there is what is known [...]

27 11, 2015

Australia’s Health

By |2015-12-11T19:56:02+10:00November 27th, 2015|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s health?, What role do health care facilities and services play in achieving better health for all Australians?|0 Comments

Every two years the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare release Australia's Health.  Australia's Health is one of the main publications HSC PDHPE students need to interact with. Many HSC PDHPE teachers will get their students to read through the smaller publication  Australia's Health in Brief, BUT I always encourage my students, particularly those who are looking to get [...]