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PDHPE IN FOCUS HSC COURSE VERB SCAFFOLD ASSESS

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How to approach the question verb Assess


VERB: Assess Points to note
DEFINITION: MAKE A JUDGMENT OF VALUE, QUALITY, OUTCOMES, RESULTS
OR SIZE.
QUESTION: Assess the impact that the health status of Australians has on the
provision of health care facilities and services.
(10 marks)
INTRODUCTORY SENTENCE
Opening sentence: State the issue clearly and make a relationship between the The best introductory
key words in the question. sentence is actually the third
sentence in this paragraph
The health status of Australians has a signicant impact on the provision of health
Repeats the words of the
care facilities and services in Australia, which include institutional care (generally large question
facilities such as hospitals) and non-institutional care (smaller services such as GPs
Usefulbetween
Relationship key words:
key
and doctors). words -in the
consists of
question

The student has written another mini introduction as the next paragraph: Instead- ofincludes
this, the student
should-listrelates to areas
the topic
Groups experiencing inequities in Australias health care facilities and services include
which -structure
another factor
each
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged people, paragraph
- for of example
the response
people born overseas, elderly people, disabled people, and people living in rural or This is -thespeci
list of cally
topic areas
isolated areas. - as a result of
BODY OF THE RESPONSE - KEY
USEFUL valuable
WORDS:
relates to
Step 1: Identify the key areas and topics you have studied which might be another factor
useful in answering the question: for example
specifically
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged people, elderly
as a result of
people, rural or isolated areas valuable
significant
Step 2: Write about each of these relevant components in a separate paragraph. important
For each paragraph:
1. State the topic area and link to the question: This is the paragraph that
The provision of health care services and facilities has been impacted on through the most clearly answers the
question
increased aged population of Australia.
Clear link back to the
2. In this section, support your answer with a specic example to show question
the marker you can apply your thoughts to the question and conrm your Specific topic area
judgement.
This increase has led to the requirement of more nursing homes and aged care facilities,
leading to increased funding for these services. The aged population, along with people Specific example
with a disability, also has a restricted ability to move independently, meaning health care
facilities and services are required to provide ramps and other facilities which allow for
easier access for these groups.

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PDHPE IN FOCUS HSC COURSE VERB SCAFFOLD ASSESS

CONCLUDING SENTENCE
Links back to question
Summarise: Relate back to the question. Remember to make a judgment at
Main organising structure of
the end
the response
While there are inequities in Australias health status, due to difference population
How health status impacts
groups, these inequities should be addressed through the implementation of social on health care facilities and
justice principles in health care facilities and services. services

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