How Are Priority Issues For Australia’s Health Identified?
Students learn about:
- Measuring health status
- Identifying priority health issues
Students learn to:
- Critique the use of epidemiology to describe health status by considering questions such as:
- What can epidemiology tell us?
- Who uses these measures?
- Do they measure everything about health status?
- Use tables and graphs from health reports to analyze current trends in
life expectancy and major causes of morbidity and mortality for the
general population and comparing males and females
- Argue the case for why decisions are made about health priorities by considering questions such as:
- How do we identify priority issues for Australia’s health?
- What role do the principles of social justice play?
- Why is it important to priorities?
Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.