VCE Health and Human Development - Digi Dialogues

Unit 3 Curriculum Story Lesson plan Student work

Unit 3 - Australia’s health

National Health Priority Areas (NHPAs)

Key knowledge

  • The National Health Priority Areas (NHPAs) including:
    • key features and reasons for selection of each NHPA
    • determinants that act as risk factors
    • direct, indirect and intangible costs to individuals and communities of NHPAs
    • one health promotion program relevant to each NHPA
  • The role of nutrition in addressing conditions recognised in the NHPAs: cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, colorectal cancer, obesity and osteoporosis, taking into account, where relevant, the function (as a determinant of health) and major food sources of protein, carbohydrate (including fibre), fats (mono, poly, saturates and trans), water, calcium, phosphorous, sodium and vitamin D.

Key skill

  • Explain and justify one health promotion program that addresses each NHPA
  • Explain the role of nutrition in addressing specific conditions within the NHPAs, including the functions and major food sources of relevant nutrients.

Digital tool

  • Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Why?

  • Assess understanding of the NHPAs and the role of nutrition in addressing specific conditions within the NHPAs
  • Identify areas where further revision is needed to guide study
  • Encouraging full student participation through anonymous responses

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