How are priority issues for Australia’s health identified?

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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.