Unit 1 - Health issues facing Australia's youth

Reason For Learning

Although the health of Australia's youth is very good, a number of preventable health issues continue to affect the health and individual human development of many young people. You will be required to investigate one of these issues in depth.

Learning Intention

• health issues facing Australia’s youth such as mental health, weight issues (including obesity), injury (including injury and death from drowning), tobacco smoking, alcohol use, illicit substance use and STI prevention; • the key features of one health issue for Australia’s youth, including: – its impact on all dimensions of health and individual human development – its incidence, prevalence and changes over time (trends) – determinants of health that act as risk and/or protective factors – government, community and personal strategies or programs designed to promote health and individual human development of youth – the range of health care services available to youth and their rights and responsibilities in accessing and using relevant services (including Medicare);

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