Year 12 ATAR Health Studies

Course Outline 2019

 

Week Content Assessment

Term 1

Week 1

Topic: Country Classification

Consumer Health – Country Classification

⦿ comparison of health indicators between Australia and developing countries

life expectancy

mortality

morbidity

 

Term 1

Week 2

Topic: World Health Organisation

Principles, frameworks, models and theories

⦿ role and functions of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

  • provide leadership
  • shape the research agenda
  • set norms and standards
  • articulate ethical and evidence-based policy options
  • provide technical support
  • monitor the health situation and assessing health trends

Health inquiry

⦿ planning a health inquiry

o identification and analysis of a health issue

o development of focus questions to research a health issue

⦿ use of a range of information to explore a health issue

o identification and use of a range of reliable information sources

o identification and application of criteria for selecting information sources

⦿ interpretation of information

o summary of information

o identification and analysis of trends and patterns in data

o development of argument

o development of evidence-based conclusions

⦿ presentation of findings in appropriate format to suit audience

 

Term 1

Week 3

Topic: Global Goals

Principles, frameworks, models and theories –

⦿ purpose of, and progress towards, the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals

o end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
(Goal 2)

o ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages (Goal 3)

o ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
(Goal 4)

o achieve gender equity and empower all women and girls (Goal 5)

o ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (Goal 6)

⦿ definition of health promotion advocacy and when it is best used

Task 1: Test 1 (3%)
Term 1 Week 4

Topic: Advocacy and Global Goals

Principles, frameworks, models and theories

⦿ purpose of, and progress towards, the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals

⦿ definition of health promotion advocacy and when it is best used

⦿ strategies for health promotion advocacy

lobbying

raising awareness

creating debate

developing partnerships

building capacity

mobilising groups

framing issues

using champions

influencing policy

⦿ examples of successful public health advocacy

Consumer health

⦿ relationship between health literacy and health status

 

 

Term 1

Week 5

Topic: Advocacy and Global Goals

Principles, frameworks, models and theories

⦿ purpose of, and progress towards, the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals

⦿ definition of health promotion advocacy and when it is best used

Task 2: Health Inquiry 1 (10%)

Term 1

Week 6

PABCAR – Advocacy

Principles, frameworks, models and theories

⦿ definition of health promotion advocacy and when it is best used

⦿ steps in the PABCAR public health decision-making model

identification of the problem

amenability to change

benefits and costs of implementing interventions

acceptability of proposed measures

recommended actions and monitoring

⦿ strategies for health promotion advocacy

lobbying

raising awareness

creating debate

developing partnerships

building capacity

mobilising groups

framing issues

using champions

influencing policy

 

Term 1

Week 7

Topic: Australia’s Aids Program

Principles, frameworks, models and theories –

⦿ purpose and functions of Australia’s aid program

Actions and strategies

⦿ enabling, mediating and advocating strategies in the Ottawa Charter to reduce inequities of specific groups

⦿ actions to address health inequity

improving access to health care

improving health literacy

Ottawa Charter action areas

⦿ actions to achieve social and health equity in the Rio Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

Task 3: Project 1 – PADCAR Advocacy Task (10%)

Term 1

Week 8

Revision for End of Term Test

⦿ Students to revise all syllabus dot points, readings, key understandings and key terms for end of term test

⦿ Students to complete the practice exam questions in textbook relating to the pages we have done so far

⦿ Students to revise all course work done this term including notes, resources attached to coneqt lessons, homework and film reviews / discussions

 

Term 1

Week 9

Topic: Health Settings: Organ Donation

Interpersonal skills

⦿ language and cultural influences on relationship building in health settings

Self-management skills

⦿ impact of culture on health decision making

organ and tissue donation

blood transfusions

childbirth

Beliefs, attitudes and values

⦿ influence of government policies and regulations on beliefs, attitudes and values

⦿ government policies and regulations that restrict or promote healthy behaviour

Task 4: Test 2 (7%)

Term 1

Week 10

Topic: Health Settings: Organ Donation 2

Interpersonal skills

⦿ language and cultural influences on relationship building in health settings

⦿ communication and collaboration skills in health settings

mediation

negotiation

compromise

managing conflict

arbitration

leadership

facilitation

 
     

Term 2

Week 1

Topic: Cultural Influences

 

Beliefs, attitudes and values

⦿ influence of culture on personal beliefs, attitudes and values towards health care

Self-management skills

⦿ impact of culture on health decision making

organ and tissue donation

blood transfusions

childbirth

 

 

Term 2

Week 2

Topic: Concussion

Social and cultural norms

⦿ relationship between health behaviours and proscriptive, prescriptive and popular norms.

⦿ conflict between norms of specific groups and majority norms

Beliefs, attitudes and values

⦿ influence of commtal factors on the health behaviour of cultural groups

geographical location

social networks

 

Term 2

Week 3

Topic: Advocacy: Socio-Ecological Model

 

Principles, frameworks, models, and theories

⦿ socio-ecological model of health and its role in understanding and addressing public health problems

individual

interpersonal

organisational

community

society

⦿ definition of health promotion advocacy and when it is best used

⦿ strategies for health promotion advocacy

lobbying

raising awareness

creating debate

developing partnerships

building capacity

mobilising groups

framing issues

using champions

influencing policy

Consumer health

⦿ relationship between health literacy and health status

 

Term 2

Week 4

Topic: Government Policy

 

Beliefs, attitudes and values

⦿ influence of government policies and regulations on beliefs, attitudes and values

⦿ government policies and regulations that restrict or promote healthy behaviour

 

Term 2

Week 5

Topic: Assessment Free Week: Revision

 

Revision for Exam

⦿ Students to revise all syllabus dot points, readings, key understandings and key terms for exam

⦿ Students to complete the practice exam questions in textbook relating to the pages we have done so far

⦿ Students to revise all course work done this year including notes, resources a ached to coneqt lessons, homework and film reviews / discussions

⦿ Students to revise content in both inquiry and project tasks

 

 

Term 2

Week 6

Topic: Exams Task 5: Semester 1 Exam (15%)

Term 2

Week 7

Topic: Exams  

Term 2

Week 8

Topic: Chronic Disease Framework

 

Actions and strategies

⦿ health promotion actions to improve National Health Priority Areas (NHPAs) (NOT IN SYLLABUS ANYMORE)

⦿ Objectives that support the vision of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions; focus on prevention for a healthier Australia; provide efficient, effective and appropriate care to support people with chronic conditions to optimise quality of life; target priority populations.

⦿ principles of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions; equity, collaboration and partnerships, access, evidence-based, person-centred approaches, sustainability, accountability and transparency, shared responsibility

Health inquiry

⦿ planning a health inquiry

identification and analysis of a health issue

development of focus questions to research a health issue

⦿ use of a range of information to explore a health issue

identification and use of a range of reliable information sources

identification and application of criteria for selecting information sources

⦿ interpretation of information

summary of information

identification and analysis of trends and patterns in data

development of argument

development of evidence-based conclusions

⦿ presentation of findings in appropriate format to suit audience

 

Term 2

Week 9

Topic: Healthcare System Reforms

 

Consumer health

⦿ relationship between health literacy and health status

⦿ healthcare system reforms

o private health insurance rebate

o public screening and/or vaccination programs

o Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Beliefs, attitudes and values

⦿ influence of government policies and regulations on beliefs, attitudes and values

⦿ government policies and regulations that restrict or promote healthy behaviour

 

Term 2

Week 10

Topic: Inquiry Task

Health inquiry

⦿ planning a health inquiry

identification and analysis of a health issue

development of focus questions to research a health issue

⦿ use of a range of information to explore a health issue

identification and use of a range of reliable information sources

identification and application of criteria for selecting information sources

⦿ interpretation of information

summary of information

identification and analysis of trends and patterns in data

development of argument

development of evidence-based conclusions

⦿ presentation of findings in appropriate format to suit audience

Task 6: Inquiry 2 (10%)
     
  ** Carey Baptist College returns back to school on the 22nd of July whilst The King’s College doesn’t return to school until the 29th of July**  

Term 3

Week 1

– 29th July

Topic: Specific Populations

 

Holistic health

⦿ characteristics and needs of specific populations

⦿ access and equity issues of specific populations

 

Term 3

Week 2

– 5th August

Topic: Identity

 

Self-management skills

⦿ impact of world events on personal, social and cultural identity of population groups

displacement from traditional homelands

war

violence

conflict

natural disasters

Principles, frameworks, models, and theories

⦿ social justice principles in health

access and equity

diversity

supportive environments

 

Term 3

Week 3

– 12th August

Topic: Needs

 

Actions and strategies

⦿ purpose of needs assessment

⦿ types of need

comparative

felt

expressed

normative

⦿ steps in needs assessment:

identifying health issues

analysis of the problem

prioritising issues

setting goals

determining strategies

developing action plans

evaluating outcomes

Principles, frameworks, models, and theories

⦿ purpose and characteristics of five levels of need within Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

 

Term 3

Week 4

– 19th August

Topic: Health Inequity

 

Holistic health

⦿ factors that create health inequities:

discrimination

gender

access to health care

unemployment

social isolation

dislocation of land

occupation

access to, and level of, education

geographic location

racism

government economic and social policies

socioeconomic status

health literacy

⦿ quantitative and qualitative measures for detecting health inequities and/or injustices

epidemiological data

social determinants of health

⦿ impact of determinants on health inequities

social

o the social gradient

o stress

o early life

o social exclusion

o work

o unemployment

o social support

o addiction

o food

o transport

o culture

environmental

o features of the natural and built environment

o geographical location

socioeconomic

o education

o employment

o income

o family

o housing/neighbourhood

o access to services

o migration/refugee status

o food security

biomedical

o birth weight

o body weight

Actions and strategies

⦿ actions to address health inequity

improving access to health care

improving health literacy

Ottawa Charter action areas

Task 7: Project 2 – Needs Assessment (10%)

– CBC 19th August (Wk 5)

Term 3

Week 5

– 26th August

Topic: Social Justice

 

Principles, frameworks, models, and theories

⦿ social justice principles in health

access and equity

diversity

supportive environments

Holistic health

⦿ access and equity issues of specific populations

Self-management skills

⦿ impact of world events on personal, social and cultural identity of population groups

displacement from traditional homelands

war

violence

conflict

natural disasters

 

Term 3

Week 6

– 2nd September

Topic: Global and Local Barriers

 

Holistic health

⦿ global and local barriers to addressing social determinants of health

poverty

disease outbreaks

famine

drought

availability of clean drinking water

 

Term 3

Week 7

– 9th September

Topic: Revision for Exam

 

Revision for Exam

⦿ Students to revise all syllabus dot points, readings, key understandings and key terms for exam

⦿ Students to complete the practice exam questions in textbook relating to the pages we have done so far

⦿ Students to revise all course work done this year including notes, resources a ached to coneqt lessons, homework and film reviews / discussions

⦿ Students to revise content in both inquiry and project tasks

 

Term 3

Week 8

– 16th September

Topic: Revision / Test

 

Revision for Exam / Test

⦿ Students to revise all syllabus dot points, readings, key understandings and key terms for exam

⦿ Students to complete the practice exam questions in textbook relating to the pages we have done so far

⦿ Students to revise all course work done this year including notes, resources a ached to coneqt lessons, homework and film reviews / discussions

⦿ Students to revise content in both inquiry and project tasks

Task 8: End of Year Test (15%)

– CBC 19th September (Week 9)

Term 3

Week 9

– 23rd September

Topic: Revision

 

Revision for Exam / Test

⦿ Students to revise all syllabus dot points, readings, key understandings and key terms for exam

⦿ Students to complete the practice exam questions in textbook relating to the pages we have done so far

⦿ Students to revise all course work done this year including notes, resources a ached to coneqt lessons, homework and film reviews / discussions

⦿ Students to revise content in both inquiry and project tasks

Task 9: Mock WACE Exam (25%)

– CBC 25th September (Week 10)

     

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