What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?

28 08, 2018

Australia’s Health 2018 – Domestic Violence

By |2018-08-27T22:58:43+10:00August 28th, 2018|Articles, Australia's Health 2018, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?, What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s health?|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDin7ywhRds One aspect from this report that I really did not enjoy reading is the section on violence in homes, and particularly against women. 1 in 6 women experiences physical and/or sexual violence from their partner. Take a moment to think about that and look around your classroom. If you have 6 or more girls [...]

20 06, 2018

Australia’s Health 2018 – A quick summary

By |2018-06-20T10:59:57+10:00June 20th, 2018|Articles, Australia's Health 2018, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, Resources, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|2 Comments

Australia's Health 2018 was released today and this article aims to give you a quick summary of this report. Firstly we expect our boys born last year to live to be 80.4 years old, while our girls get to live longer at 84.6 years. There is no surprise then that most of us rate our [...]

21 03, 2018

How do the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter address the principles of social justice?

By |2018-03-21T10:13:52+10:00March 21st, 2018|Articles, example, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, sample answer, Study Tips, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|Comments Off on How do the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter address the principles of social justice?

As answers to past HSC questions begin to roll in via the form (at the bottom of this page) I thought I should begin to share some of the responses students are providing. The answer below is from Olivia and is an answer to the question "How do the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter [...]

13 02, 2018

Closing the Gap – 2018 Prime Ministers Report

By |2018-02-13T10:16:23+10:00February 13th, 2018|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?, 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?|Comments Off on Closing the Gap – 2018 Prime Ministers Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR9Hkl_y3ho&feature=youtu.beClosing the Gap is the Government funded program aimed to close the gap between health inequities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Each year, the Government releases the Prime Ministers report on this program identifying which aspects are on track to achieve the targets in the specified time and which are [...]

24 08, 2017

Principles of Social Justice

By |2017-08-24T14:01:48+10:00August 24th, 2017|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|Comments Off on Principles of Social Justice

Recently I have had a few conversations with teachers about the principles of social justice that are promoted by using the actions areas of the Ottawa Charter. The difficulty comes with the fact that the principles mentioned in Preliminary PDHPE - equity, diversity, and supportive environments - do not match up with those mentioned by [...]

2 03, 2017

Comparing Sample Answers

By |2017-03-02T06:38:33+10:00March 2nd, 2017|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, sample answer, Study Tips, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?, writing|Comments Off on Comparing Sample Answers

One of the best ways for you to learn the difference between a 6/8 and an 8/8 for an exam response is to compare sample answers using the HSC standards package (see here), or, if your teacher or you would like to to have purchased one, the HSC PDHPE Exam Workbooks. By reading through and [...]

6 09, 2016

Explain why individuals, communities and governments should work in partnership on health promotion initiatives. Provide examples.

By |2016-09-06T08:25:24+10:00September 6th, 2016|Articles, example, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, sample answer, Study Tips, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|Comments Off on Explain why individuals, communities and governments should work in partnership on health promotion initiatives. Provide examples.

"Explain why individuals, communities and governments should work in partnership on health promotion initiatives. Provide examples." is question 24 in the 2014 HSC PDHPE exam and is worth 8 marks. This question relates directly to Health promotion based on the 5 action areas of the Ottawa Charter and the learn to: The benefits of partnerships [...]

31 03, 2016

Key Word Critically

By |2016-08-25T15:37:51+10:00March 31st, 2016|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, Key word, Questions, Study Tips, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|Comments Off on Key Word Critically

The key word critically is often added to the key words: analyse or evaluate. The BOSTES website clearly defines the key word critically as: Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to What the HSC PDHPE markers are looking for is for you to be critical [...]

9 03, 2016

Primary Health Care for Chronic Disease

By |2016-03-07T14:01:43+10:00March 9th, 2016|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?, What role do health care facilities and services play in achieving better health for all Australians?|Comments Off on Primary Health Care for Chronic Disease

Chronic disease in Australia continues to be a major health priority, but is this because of poor primary health care for chronic disease.  Health care expenditure and chronic disease go hand in hand in Australia's health care system. Each year Australia spends over $1 billion planning, coordinating and reviewing the care associated with chronic disease. [...]

2 03, 2016

How to use marking criteria

By |2016-03-08T08:14:44+10:00March 2nd, 2016|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, Questions, Study Tips, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|Comments Off on How to use marking criteria

As you continue to prepare for your upcoming HSC PDHPE half yearly exams, it is important that you know how to use marking criteria provided on the BOSTES website. In many of my previous posts I have encouraged you to do practice exam questions, including past papers and more. I then tell you that you need [...]