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Core 1 examines the health status of Australians and investigates,in depth, the current health priority issues in Australia. Students identify and justify the choiceof priority issues and examine the roles that the health system and healthpromotion play in achieving better health for all Australians.





...Content Covered...
HOW ARE PRIORITY ISSUES FOR AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH IDETNTIFIED?
  • Measuring health status (role of epidemiology and how its measured - mortality, infant mortality, morbidity, life expectancy)
  • Priority health issues (social justice principles, priority population groups, prevalence of condition, prevention/intervention, and costs - individual/community)

WHAT ARE THE PRIORITY ISSUES FOR IMPROVING AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH?
  • Groups experiencing health inequities (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, socioeconomically disadvantaged people, rural/remote, overseas-born people, elderly and people with disabilities)
  • Chronic diseases (CVD, cancer - skin, breast, lung, diabetes, respiratory disease)
  • Injury
  • Mental health
  • Growing and ageing population (demand for health services and workforce shortages)

WHAT ROLE DO HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AND SERVICES PLAY IN ACHIEVING BETTER HEALTH FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS?
  • Health care in Australia (range/types, responsibility, equity, expenditure, impact, health insurance)
  • Complementary and alternative health care approaches

WHAT ACTIONS ARE NEEDED TO BE ADDRESS AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH PRIORITIES?
  • Health promotion based on the Ottawa Charter
    • benefits (individual/community)
    • principles of social justice
    • responsibilities of individuals, communitites and governments
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...Study...
Provided under this heading is two documents:
  • HSC revision mind map of the content provided within the textbook provided to students
      • PDHPE HSC Application and Inquiry (2nd Ed.)
  • Exam style questions for student to print out and try to answer for their own benefit. The questions are based on the core content








...Relevant Video Footage...










CLIP 1: Leave Your Mark
CLIP 2: Closing the Indigenous Health Gap


CLIP 3: National Rural Health




...Web Links...
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Bureau of Statistic
Human Rights and Equal Opportuinities Commission
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Cancer Council
Quit
Motor Accident Authority
National Mental Health Strategy
Beyond Blue
Seniors
Australian Indigenous Health InfoNetAu