Unit 3 - Australia’s health
National Health Priority Areas (NHPAs)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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