PDHPE trial Essay

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The 2010 pdhpe.com examinations have been published to enable teachers to use them in ways that best meet their schools’ needs. The HSC examination has been written to reflect NSW Board of Studies changes to the syllabus content and the examination structure.

In order to ensure that security of the examinations is maintained across schools pdhpe.com requests that the following protocol be adopted.
Insert a school logo over the pdhpe.com logo on the examination paper
Do not allow students to take a copy of the Examination or Suggested Answers home before 17th September 2010.

Student number ……………………………

Personal Development,
Health and Physical Education

Total marks – 100

Section I – Pages 2–16

60 marks

This section has two parts, Part A and Part B
General Instructions

Reading time – 5 minutes
Part A – 20 marks
Working time – 3 hours
Write using blue or black pen
Attempt Questions 1–20
Allow about 40 minutes for this part
Write your student number at the top of this page and pages 11 and 14

Part B – 40 marks

Attempt Questions 21–26
Allow about 1 hour and 10 minutes for this part

Section II – Pages 17–19

40 marks

Attempt TWO questions from Questions 27–31
Allow about 1 hour and 10 minutes for this section
Section I

Part A – 20 marks
Attempt Questions 1–20
Allow about 40 minutes for this part

Use the multiple choice answer sheet.

Select the alternative A, B, C, or D that best answers the question. Fill in the response oval completely.

Sample: What is 1 + 1?

(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 4 (D) 5 A B C D

If you think you have made a mistake, put a cross through the incorrect answer and fill in the new answer.


If you change your mind and have crossed out what you consider to be the correct answer, then indicate the correct answer by writing the word correct and drawing an arrow as follows.



1 Which of the following is the major risk factor for lung cancer?
(A) High fat diet
(B) Sun exposure
(C) Tobacco smoking
(D) Physical inactivity
2 Why is the financial cost related to a health condition a factor in determining the priority placed on it by government?
(A) Because governments manage the public health care system in order to make a profit
(B) Because governments always meet the entire costs associated with treating health conditions
(C) Because governments need to allocate financial resources in ways that will have the greatest effect
(D) Because governments need to justify policies designed to increase the uptake of private health insurance
3 Which of the following statements is true?
(A) Australia’s population is decreasing
(B) Australia’s infant mortality rate is decreasing
(C) The life expectancy of Australians is decreasing
(D) People aged 15-24 years have the highest rates of use of public health care services
4 What are the mortality and prevalence trends for cancer?
(A) Mortality increasing; prevalence increasing
(B) Mortality decreasing; prevalence decreasing
(C) Mortality increasing; prevalence relatively unchanged
(D) Mortality decreasing; prevalence relatively unchanged
5 The graph below shows trends in the death rates for coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease (stroke).

Source: AIHW National Mortality Data Base, in Australia’s Health 2008, p 186
What is the major reason explaining the declining death rate from coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease (stroke)?
(A) Enhanced drug therapies
(B) More people gaining first aid and CPR skills
(C) Enhanced surgical techniques for the heart and brain
(D) The adoption of healthier lifestyle behaviours by the community
6 Why is cardiovascular disease the ill health condition that requires the greatest health care expenditure?
(A) It is the most common cause of