Option 1: The Health of Young People

Option 1: The Health Of Young People

What is Good for Young People?

Module Description

This option module is concerned with the health needs of young people. In this module, students examine the nature of young people’s lives and the developmental factors that significantly influence their health. They consider the health status of young people and examine a number of related health issues. Students discover that there is much that can be done to support the health of young people and they critically analyse the level of support currently available. Students are encouraged to develop a positive view of the future and a preparedness to contribute towards that future.

In this module, students investigate the following critical questions:

• What is good health for young people?
• To what extent do Australia’s young people enjoy good health?
• What skills and actions enable young people to attain better health?


A student:

H2 analyses and explains the health status of Australians in terms of current trends and groups most at risk

H5 explains the different roles and responsibilities of individuals, communities and governments in addressing Australia’s health priorities

H6 demonstrates a range of personal health skills that enables them to promote and maintain health

H14 argues the benefits of health-promoting actions and choices that promote social justice

H15 critically analyses key issues affecting the health of Australians and proposes ways of working towards better health for all

H16 devises methods of gathering, interpreting and communicating information about health and physical activity concepts.

Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.