EasyPDHPE > Health Priorities for Australia > 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 analyse 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 prioritise?
Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.