Health and physical education / Year 7 and 8 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Evaluate health information and communicate their own and others’ health concerns (ACPPS076)

Elaborations
  • analysing the credibility of health messages conveyed by different sources in terms of bias, reliability and validity and applying credible information to health-related decisions
  • practising ways to communicate concerns about their health to a variety of support people
  • proposing ways to support others who are going through a challenging time
  • developing health literacy skills while exploring and evaluating online health information that is aimed at assisting young people to address health issues
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Information literacy,  Health promotion,  Helpfulness,  Help-seeking behaviour

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