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3D medical animations
ACHPER
AIS sports nutrition
ASC Olympic fact sheets
Asthma Foundation Victoria
Athletes against drugs - fit for life programs
Atlas of the body
Australian Department of Health and Aged Care
Australian Drug Foundation
Australian Health Promotion Association
Australian indigenous healthInfoNet
The Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation
Australian Sports Drug Agency - home page
Better Health Channel
Brooks running: men's and women's running shoes
Cancer Council New South Wales
Centre for Education and Information on Drugs and Alcohol (ceida)
Child and youth health: Children, Youth and Women's Health Service 
Children's Health Development Foundation home page
Circulatory system
Dating Violence Resource Center
Diabetes Australia Victoria
Don't turn a night out into a nightmare game
Drugs online (DRUG-ARM)
eHealth
EngenderHealth
The George Institute for International Health
Go for your life
Headroom
Health/fitness
Healthy Eating Club
How do you measure up?
Itsallright.org
Make a noise project online
Mind tools - sports psychology
National Asthma Campaign, Australia
National Institute of Health Osteoporosis and related bone diseases
National Rural Health Alliance
NSW Association for Youth Health 
NSWHealth: Internet home
NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Personal Best Program
Population Health Division homepage
Road Safety
Road safety information
RTA
SharpBrains: brain fitness for all
Somazone
Sport: more than heroes and legends
Sports nutrition corner
Sportscoach - home page
STD Services: home page
St. John Ambulance Australia (Western Australia)
The heart and circulation
The TrainingStationInc.com: animated exercise examples
Tobacco in Australia - facts and issues
Topics in sport- Nutrition
USA Gymnastics
Welcome (Centre for Adolescent Health)
Welcome to Active Australia
Welcome to the National Heart Foundation of Australia
What's your poison?
Women's health
World Anti-Doping Agency
Young driver factbase
Youth beyondblue


3D medical animations (external website)
Containing outstanding 3D animations on many medical issues, the site's excellent visual footage is colourful and well labelled, with graphics suitably complemented by clear and instructive spoken information. This is an exceptional site for the study of related outcomes in PDHPE 7-10 and for investigating diseases and disease management in PDHPE Stage 6. Students of the Senior Science Option: Pharmaceuticals and the Biology Option: Biotechnology will enjoy using the site. Animations are arranged alphabetically and they download quickly, though not all links were functional at time of review. Written notes supplement each animation, and interactive still 3D images highlight key concepts. Each topic contains succinct information on the nature of the ailment, who it affects, its progression, outcomes, diagnosis and treatment. Language, style and format are suitable for high school students, and the National Library of Australia has credited the site as a reliable source of information. However, teachers should be aware that the site's advertising may be mildly inappropriate. A. Frost
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE; Science
SYLLABUS: Biology Stage 6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6; Senior Science Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Film animation; Medicine; Pathology
PUBLISHER: Virtual Medical Centre, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [610] SCIS 1413635

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ACHPER (external website)
The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc. (ACHPER) has created a visually enticing Web site for those interested in gaining insight into their range of services for members and interested onlookers. There is a strong emphasis on professional development, such as the courses developed through State Associations. Of particular value to teachers is Bookshop, which profiles several resources for teachers and includes links to a nationwide mailing list and the complete catalogue. ACHPER's membership base extends beyond teaching. The site also offers material and activities which would best fit outside of traditional teaching interests, and may enhance opportunities for broadening one's range of experiences and opportunities. C. Maher
USER LEVEL: Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
KEYWORDS: Health; fitness; resources
SCIS SUBJECTS: Health; Physical fitness; Physical education
PUBLISHER: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc.
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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AIS sports nutrition (external website)
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) sports nutrition web site delivers a world class nutrition service to AIS sports and national teams. It features a wide range of resources to assist recreational and elite athletes, the general public, and students to stay up to date with the latest strategies in sports nutrition. Some excellent inclusions in the site are Recipes, Research, Fact sheets, Supplements, Information for school assignments and Links, which offers information from reputable organisations. Although aspects of nutrition are covered in the PDHPE syllabus from Early Stage 1 through to Stage 6, this site would be most beneficial to Stage 5 and Stage 6 students. It would be an excellent resource for investigating the critical question: How can nutrition affect performance? in HSC Core 2: Factors affecting performance. K. McCulloch
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Nutrition; Sportspeople; Nutrition
PUBLISHER: Australian Sports Commission, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [613.2] SCIS 1209491

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ASC Olympic fact sheets (external website)
Although print based, with few graphics, this site contains seventeen fact sheets, which adequately cover Olympic topics. These include: the history of ancient and modern Olympics; the Olympic tradition; world politics; the changing role of women; technology; drug testing; nutrition; and the Paralympics. Charts allow interesting comparisons to be made, for example between the medal tallies of men and women, although not all charts have a good print clarity. Selected fact sheets could have relevance to the Sport and physical activity in Australian society and Sports medicine (eg. Sports science and the Olympics) options in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). The extensive book list is not current, but there are links to other Internet sites that teachers may like to investigate. S. Leslie
USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Elective 9-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Olympic games; Sports
KEYWORDS: Olympics; sports
PUBLISHER: Australian Sports Commission
REVIEW DATE: 213/03/12

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Asthma Foundation Victoria (external website)
What is asthma?; Why do people get asthma?; What are the signs and symptoms of asthma?; What are the triggers of asthma?; How do we treat asthma? are sections in About asthma at this easily navigated and useful site. It offers a range of services to assist, educate and help Australians meet the challenge of living with asthma. Apart from basic information regarding the disease itself there are many online fact sheets dealing with topics including: Management and action plans;Asthma and allergy; House dust mite; Nebulisers; and Pets and asthma. Selected information on this site may be relevant to the Preliminary option, First aid and HSC option, Sports medicine, in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Allergy; Asthma
KEYWORDS: Allergy; asthma
PUBLISHER: Asthma Victoria
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Athletes against drugs (external website)
An American site, this promotes and encourages communities to address the growing issues of adolescent drug use. The benefit of this site is in the information provided about processes needed to get communities and individuals to initiate personal action to avoid drug taking behaviours. The site is well presented and easy to navigate. It could support a case study of community action to develop a health promotion initiative. It is relevant to the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999): Preliminary core 2, Better health for individuals; and HSC core 1, Health priorities in Australia, as it could support students undertaking a comparative study of health promotion initiatives. C. Maher
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drugs and adolescents
KEYWORDS: Athletes; drugs; fit for life
PUBLISHER: Athletes Against Drugs, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Atlas of the Human Body (external website)
Everyday general health information and thorough information on anatomy is provided at this site. The circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, skeletal, muscular, and reproductive systems are detailed with the aid of high quality, clear, well labelled diagrams. Specific conditions deals with topics on a large variety of diseases and conditions, and topics related specifically to men's, women's, adolescent, and children's health. Archived topics include domestic violence and abuse; while some information is supportive of Child Protection issues, the contacts are American. General health provides information on fitness basics, smoking cessation, and other medical news. Interactive health allows students to examine personal health issues. The site is particularly relevant to the growth and development strand of the Years 7-10 PDHPE syllabus. R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Human anatomy; Diseases; Health; Public health
KEYWORDS: Anatomy; fitness; general health; health; human body
PUBLISHER: American Medical Association
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Australian Department of Health and Aged Care (external website) (external website)
The Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care provides policy advice and implements government policies on public health, health care, health care funding, and family services. Good health is promoted through this site by allowing access to key health and family services including: aged and community care; family and children's services; disability programs; public health initiatives; Medicare; and health funding information. A very comprehensive range of health related statistics and departmental publications dealing with all aspects of community health is available. This site is relevant to the HSC core topic, Health priorities in Australia, and option topic, Equity and health in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Public health
KEYWORDS: Australian; family; health
PUBLISHER: Australian Department of Health and Family Services
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Australian Drug Foundation (external website)
Whilst largely addressing the needs of Victorian schools and communities, this Web site provides an easy to access source of information for teachers, parents, and students. Specific pages are dedicated to addressing the needs of each of these groups, as well as drug workers. The professional development pages drugEDnet in Teacher info are extensive, providing sound advice and the educational rationale for drug education within schools. Information on the types of drugs commonly used and their physical and psychological affects on the body is provided in detail. The ADF shop offers a wide range of posters, books, CD-ROMs and educational kits, which are available for sale to schools and the general public. C. Maher
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drug abuse; Drugs - Study and teaching
KEYWORDS: Australian Drug Foundation; drugs; resources
PUBLISHER: Australian Drug Foundation
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Australian Health Promotion Association (external website)    (external website)
Promoting health awareness and professional networking, the site has some useful sections for senior students researching how Australia is developing health promotion theory and practice. Of particular interest to PDHPE students is the Social determinants of health section, which has NSW specific information on societal factors that affect health from birth to old age. Students will find general information here, resources, articles and a Powerpoint presentation. Overall, the site is reasonably student friendly, with plenty of links that will aid students pursuing a line of research. C. Thomas
USER LEVEL:   Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Community & Family Studies Stage 6; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Health attitudes; Health education; Health - Careers
PUBLISHER: Australian Health Promotion Association
REVIEW DATE:01/02/10 [613] SCIS 1433611

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Australian indigenous HealthInfoNet (external website)
Aboriginal health statistics, policies and programs are explained on this site. The site collects material for researchers and the A-Z index in Help is particularly useful for student researchers. Resources explains site content, and there is a strong focus on health statistics, including road safety statistics, which are well supported by comprehensive explanations of causal factors, programs and policies linked to health issues. Students will find this a great resource for exploring Australia's health inequities in Stage 6 PDHPE and when studying diversity in Stage 5 PDHPE. The website uses Aboriginal jargon to complement the modern layout of the site. Teachers will also find this site useful for collecting background data on health issues and health systems for local Aboriginal communities. S. Williams
USER LEVEL:   Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE; PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Aboriginal Studies 7-10; Aboriginal Studies Stage 6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Aboriginal peoples - Health; Aboriginal peoples - Medical care; Aboriginal peoples - Social conditions
PUBLISHER: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Clearinghouse, Australia
REVIEW DATE:01/02/10 [362.84]  SCIS 1031843

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The Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation (external website)
Issues in drug education are addressed from the perspective of parents and care givers on this useful site. Teachers in welfare positions who are discussing drug related issues will also find information on this site valuable. It consists of a series of internal links to topics which include: Communication is essential; Peer pressure; Parties; Parents as role models; Warning signs for kids and drugs; and Identifying drugs and their symptoms. The identification and effects section is basic, and may need to be supplemented with more detailed information. The site is simply written, although the authors are not acknowledged. It is entirely text based and easy to navigate. This is a suitable starting point for its intended audience. D. Ward
USER LEVEL: Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drugs and adolescents
KEYWORDS: Parents; drugs; adolescents
PUBLISHER: Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (external website)
Providing advice and assistance on drugs in sport issues, this site is very helpful. Information includes reference to the implementation of the National drugs in sport framework, and gives assistance for national sporting organisations to develop a drug testing and education policy. Its aim is to educate athletes and coaches from the school level up to the elite level. Links leads to a range of other drugs in sport sites. These contain some information that is pertinent to the HSC option 3, Sports medicine, in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999), but time is required to locate specific material. R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drugs and sport
KEYWORDS: Australian; drugs; sport
PUBLISHER: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Better Health Channel (external website)
A wide coverage of health information, relevant across Australia, is outlined within this site. There are 1768 Fact sheets A-Z, containing single page information summaries relating to every conceivable health issue for PDHPE students. These are updated regularly. HSC students can elicit simple summaries, but they will gain much more complex and deeper knowledge from the links supplied throughout, such as the description of the Ottawa Charter. A lack of graphics will probably limit enthusiasm from the targeted audience, however, as a guided teaching tool for creating student directed learning techniques, this site would be a useful resource. R. Cox
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Diseases; Health; Physical fitness
PUBLISHER: Victoria. Department of Human Services, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [613] SCIS 1100650

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Brooks running: men's and women's running shoes (external website)
The viewpoints presented on this commercial website need to be considered when advocating the use of the information. Runner's resource is quite a good section that looks at Training tips, Sports medicine, Injury prevention and coaching. The information is straightforward and the question and answer approach to several items is a positive way of eliciting involvement. Students studying PDHPE in the Sports medicine and Improving performance options would appreciate the quality of the information. The lack of graphics detracts from the overall effect. Technology contains some interesting points relating to temperature control, which could shed light on environmental considerations in Sports medicine. This section also explains Fabric technologies which may be helpful for students investigating the use of technology in Improving performance. R. Cox
USER LEVEL: Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Brooks Sports (Firm); Running; Sporting equipment industry - Australia
PUBLISHER: Brooks Sports, Inc. Vic
REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [796.42]
1533585 SCIS 1533585

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Cancer Council New South Wales (external website)
Informative and well-written, this site is an excellent starting point for students researching cancer for the PDHPE Stage 6 Core: Health priorities in Australia. Cancer answers and All about cancer contain extensive and contemporary data about the various manifestations of cancer, and the latter pages have some very good graphics, for example, on breast cancer. Information depth and style is appropriate for junior students researching smoking and cancer links. Schools, children and community has a very useful collection of resources and information for teachers, including how to help students cope with cancer. Community and Family Studies students might find the site's comprehensive material useful for the Individual research project. R. Cox
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6; Community & Family Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Cancer
PUBLISHER: NSW Cancer Council, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [616.99] SCIS 1031704

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Centre for Education and Information on Drugs and Alcohol (ceida) (external website)
The CEIDA web site offers a range of information relating to the more commonly used legal, illicit, and prescription medications available in our society. Fact sheets relating to the commonly used drugs can be accessed via email. These discuss topics, such as: side effects; withdrawal; effects on pregnancy; and the law. Ease of browsing is enhanced through the menu bar, which includes a highly informative interactive site on the effects of alcohol on the body. Access to the CEIDA library is through the Web site, and it makes an extensive range of resources available for loan. This site strives to offer information on a level appropriate to parents and adolescents alike. C. Maher
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Crossroads;PDHPE 7-10; PDHPEStage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drug abuse; Drugs - Study and teaching; Smoking
KEYWORDS: CEIDA; drugs; resources
PUBLISHER: Centre for Information on Drugs and Alcohol, NSW Health Department
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Child and youth health: Children, Youth and Women's Health Service (external website)
Promoting the health, well-being and development of families and young people, this South Australian site delivers practical information and advice using accessible language. Stage 3 students may find answers in Kids' health to sensitive questions about Your safety and Your body. Teen health concentrates on the physical and emotional wellbeing of adolescents, in areas including Relationships and Drugs & alcohol. Contact information in Links and Services refers readers to local and South Australian agencies. Australia-wide links can be found in Resources. Information on this extensive site supports aspects of the PDHPE 7-10 syllabus, particularly Strand 1: Self & relationships and Strand 3: Individual & community health. Stage 6 students undertaking the Preliminary course of Community and Family Studies may also find useful material to support Module 8.3: Families and communities S. Rasaiah
USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Community & Family Studies Stage 6; PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10
SCIS SUBJECTS: Children - Care and health; Adolescents - Care and health; Parent and child; Health education
PUBLISHER: Women's and Children's Health network, SA
REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [613]
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Children's Health Development Foundation home page (external website)
Well constructed and presented, this Web site has been designed to address school and community issues relating to health and physical activity of school aged students. Offering a global perspective, aspects considered include: children's access to a variety of healthy foods; the impact of fast foods; and the increasing tendency of children and adults to lead inactive lifestyles. Useful information is available on: School canteens; Children's nutrition; Children's physical activity; and Fit to lead (encouraging girls and women to participate in physical activity). Many of these resources complement the national curriculum frameworks for health and physical education. C. Maher
USER LEVEL: Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
KEYWORDS: Canteens; health; fitness; Health promoting schools; physical activity; physical education
SCIS SUBJECTS: Physical education; Physical fitness; Children - Nutrition
PUBLISHER: Children's Health Development Foundation, South Australia
REVIEW DATE:13/03/12

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Circulatory system (external website)
As a source of information, the site is quite extensive, with various links to detail on the circulatory system components. Always aided by diagrams, the text is often complex, but offered in this medium, the student is visually encouraged to proceed and the overall presentation provides good motivation for students. Options in Back to the heart via Back to systems allow for further extension activities. These include: Resource materials; exciting, creative Enrichment activities, which would be great for class/tutorial revision sessions; and a Glossary. Easily navigated, the site is simplistic in its initial format, allowing effective use by younger searchers. V. Haworth
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE; Science
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6; Science Stages 4-5; Senior Science Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Blood - Circulation; Human biology; Physiology
KEYWORDS: Blood; heart; human body
PUBLISHER: Franklin Institute Science Museum, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Dating Violence Resource Center (external website)
Up to twenty percent of teenage girls and young women have experienced some form of dating violence such as controlling, abusive, and aggressive behaviour. This site complements the child protection curriculum and school anti harassment programs, by providing a range of useful information and materials for students and teachers. There is a useful brochure with a questionnaire to help students identify dating violence, and a list of things students can do in that situation. Similar information is provided on flirting and sexual harassment, letting students know how to respond effectively. A. Soutter
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Bullying; Child protection; Dating (Social customs); Protective behaviours; Sexual harassment; Violence and non-violence
PUBLISHER: National Centre for Victims of Crime, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [362.88] SCIS 1175373

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Diabetes Australia Victoria (external website)
Easy to navigate and loaded with key information, this site is an excellent resource for looking at the characteristics of diabetes. Concise, clearly written information caters for a wide range of age groups from junior secondary PDHPE students with basic needs, through to objectives in the PDHPE Stage 6 Core: Health priorities in Australia. For senior students, several key components of the Ottawa Charter could be addressed using diabetes as a focus. Diabetes prevention has valuable links to other sites that will deepen and strengthen student knowledge. The site often has material, such as the current questionnaire for teenagers with a diabetic sibling that allows students to actively participate in diabetes research and awareness promotion. R. Cox
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Diabetes Australia - Victoria; Diabetes
PUBLISHER: Diabetes Australia - Victoria
REVIEW DATE: 15/04/2011 [616.4]
*1031262*    SCIS 1031262

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Don't turn a night out into a nightmare game (external website)
Students can explore the decisions, issues and consequences of having an alcohol fuelled night out by playing this educational board game. The game is very user friendly, it has easy to understand instructions and it provides relevant information to teenage users. The game requires players to make choices as they go through the process of attending a party where binge drinking is occurring. Flip cards provide players with legal facts that can be used to make decisions. Questions and facts link directly to the decisions being made on the players' journey. This interactive game is an engaging stimulus for reinforcing the key messages in PDHPE 7-10 about alcohol, safe partying and decision making. S. Williams
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Alcohol and driving; Educational games
PUBLISHER: Dept. of Health & Aging, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 01/06/10 [363.12] SCIS 1455431

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Drugs online (DRUG-ARM) (external website)
Drug Awareness and Relief Movement (DRUG-ARM) is a non-government, non-profit organisation committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle free from unnecessary drugs. The internal links are strong. These range from testimonials from a range of sporting stars, with strong anti drug messages, to factual information about the physical and psychological affects of drugs upon the body. Another useful link is an A to Z of drugs, which details methods of use of the more common legal and illegal drugs in society, and the social, emotional, physical and legal implications of the use of such substances. This site is relevant to students, parents, and teachers. The information and statistics are very applicable to the drug use section of the personal choice content strand in the Years 7-10 PDHPE syllabus. It is also a valuable and informative resource for the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999) and Crossroads. R. Lees, C. Maher
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Crossroads; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drug abuse; Drugs - Study and teaching
KEYWORDS: Alcohol; drugs; drug awareness; drug education; tobacco
PUBLISHER: Drug Awareness and Relief Movement/Education Queensland, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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eHealth (external website)
Using electronic management of health information to deliver better results, Australia's eHealth strategy is the result of national consultation. The site explains the development of eHealth plans in Australia and how this transition from paper based record keeping to electronic records will create a more efficient information exchange. The strategy involves describing the current landscape, managing state and health sector variations, and incorporating changes in technology. The strategy is summarised in one PDF document and fully explained in a much larger PDF document on the site. Information on the government's policies, programs and priorities for eHealth will be added as decisions are made. The site is not written for student use, and teacher interpretation of government jargon may be required to make this data useful for student reference. C. Thomas
USER LEVEL:   Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Ecommerce; Medical care - Management
PUBLISHER: Dept. of Health and Aging, Australia

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EngenderHealth (external website)
The international perspective on sexual health issues provided by this site would be a valuable tool for students studying the Preliminary core 2, Better health for individuals, and HSC option 5, Equity and health for the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). The site contains extensive information on sexually transmitted diseases and contraceptive methods. Other sections, including Men as partners, focus on emerging issues in reproductive health. This site would be an excellent source of information for highlighting the socio-cultural view of reproductive health. J. Atkin
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10;PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Birth control;Public health;Sexual health; Sexually transmitted diseases
KEYWORDS: Contraception; gender issues; health services; sexually transmitted diseases
PUBLISHER: EngenderHealth, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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The George Institute for International Health (external website)
The George Institute is a research group which aims to provide the world with best practice evidence to guide good health decisions. The website depicts a wide range of health issues that are very relevant to the study of health priorities in Australia. The design of the site is user friendly and it provides students with easy access to multiple views and outcomes on health research. The site would be an ideal resource for senior PDHPE students to gather current information on cardiovascular disease, injury, and mental health. Students can see relevant and up-to-date research that will assist them in exploring priority areas for Australia's health. A collection of very good links will also be helpful for students following a line of research. S. Williams
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Economic assistance; Public health
PUBLISHER: George Institute, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 01/06/10 [362.1] SCIS 1433631

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Go for your life (external website)
Straightforward and making good use of headings, this site has plenty of health information grouped into age related tabs such as Teenagers and Children and families. Exploring Early Childhood students will find that the latter has useful information for early childhood on exercise and eating. Within each age group, topics such as Healthy eating and Active living contain numerous articles related to that age range. Articles are well written and useful for student researchers. Tip sheets are presented in five languages. Information on topics such as the benefits of Walking is not limited by the site's Victorian origin. This is a fantastic site, presenting the latest information in an appropriate style for schools. Students and teachers of PDHPE will find this site useful in many aspects of the syllabus. K. McCulloch
USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Exploring Early Childhood CEC Stage 6; PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Community life; Diets; Exercise; Food; Health education; Nutrition; Physical fitness; Social action; Voluntary work
PUBLISHER: Victorian Govt., Australia
REVIEW DATE: 01/11/06 [613] SCIS 1233348

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Headroom (external website)
Dedicated to Mental health, this South Australian site caters for teachers, teenagers, parents, children and health professionals. The Cubby house, for children 6-12 years, has information on Bullying, Problem solving, and Stress as well as some games. The lounge was written by young people and topics include Trauma and a new Indigenous page, Nunga IT. The lounge's Food for thought discusses Sex: think about it, and within Amigos, students can read about Handling conflict. Who's mowing the lawn? gives helpful comments on relevant topics by high profile local figures. The Family room contains Emotional development, with links to excellent parenting leaflets, and information on Raising responsible children within Parenting practices. Advice from doctors, teachers, health and youth professionals can be found in The kitchen. This is a site well-worth visiting. A. Soutter
USER LEVEL: Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Adolescents - Care and health; Child psychology; Children - Care and health; Mental health
PUBLISHER: Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [362.20425] SCIS 1258623

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Health/fitness (external website)
There is a wealth of information on this site, but time is required to locate specific information. Some sections, including Sports medicine, and the Health library, will allow individuals to explore the latest trends in health for both males and females. Health care jobs, health network resources for women, and encouraging empowerment over key health concerns underpin the intent of the many pages on this site. It could support the HSC core 1, Health priorities in Australia in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999) by allowing students to compare mortality/morbidity rates and health promotion initiatives in Australia and America. M. Biron
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE; VOC ED
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Health; Sports medicine
KEY WORDS: Health; fitness
PUBLISHER: About.com, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Healthy Eating Club (external website)
As part of a program to provide up to date nutrition and food resources, and to identify the food and nutrition needs of at risk groups, this site is a joint initiative of the Australian Nutrition Foundation (Victoria) and Monash University. As such, it caters to a wide range of people including children, students, and health professionals. Relevant activities incorporate: calculating body mass; rating physical activity levels; checking food variety scores; and consulting Food composition tables (in Students). A range of general, text, and visual information on nutrition is provided on this attractive, well organised site, offering potential interactive learning experiences. J. Redfern
USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE; TAS
SYLLABUS: Food Technology 7-10; Food Technology Stage 6; PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
KEYWORDS: Healthy eating; nutrition
SCIS SUBJECTS: Food habits; Nutrition
PUBLISHER: Healthy Eating Healthy Living Program, Monash University, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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How do you measure up? (external website)
ABSTRACT
In this new government campaign for better health, the website supports, and opens with, the television advertisement. The focus of the site is on the technique of waist measurement and on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The campaign does not use BMI. The site's main areas include Why measure up?, How do I measure myself? and Tips for getting active. These areas of the site support teaching and learning about health in PDHPE. What should I be eating? also supports the study of eating well for good health in Food Technology syllabuses. The resource has some quizzes, and interactive activities are planned. The site is not suitable for teaching the measurement of physical characteristics in schools. It is most suitable for teaching senior students about healthy food, as the site is aimed at adults.
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE; TAS
SYLLABUS: Food Technology 7-10; Food Technology Stage 6; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Australian Better Health Initiative (Program);Health; Physical fitness
PUBLISHER: Dept. Health and Ageing, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [613] SCIS 1390056

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Itsallright.org (external website)
The dilemma of having a mental illness or having a family member with mental illness is explored on this interesting and informative site. The site uses a fictional diary format to show four young people touched by mental illness. The diaries are updated each week and cover many of the issues which face young people in this situation. The site has useful fact sheets, information, and referral services on mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorders. Students can email specific questions on mental illness to a confidential information service. The site is useful as part of the broad syllabus approach to mental health. A. Soutter
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Adolescents; Psychiatric illness
PUBLISHER: SANE Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [362.2] SCIS 1175442

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Make a noise project online (external website)
The strength of this site is its holistic approach to youth issues. It deals with drugs in the context of other health and social issues of concern to adolescents. The information in the drugs area is extensive, well presented, and easy to navigate. It covers most drugs, providing a description of the drug and its health and social effects. Further information suggests ways to help friends; what to do if you are addicted, and, most importantly, how to get assistance. There are internal links to other related areas such as sexuality; mental health and physical health, as well as comprehensive links to external sources of information on drugs and health services, such as the Kids help line, which require further exploration to verify curriculum relevance. D. Ward
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Crossroads; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drug abuse; Health education
KEYWORDS: Drugs; health
PUBLISHER: Greater Murray Health Services, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 23/8/00

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Mind tools - sports psychology (external website)
The series of articles provided at this site on sports psychology seeks to show how to use the central processing unit, the brain, to its greatest effect in controlling the body to give optimum sporting performance. This site takes a tools based approach, explaining fundamental sports psychology tools such as goal setting and imagery; and an applications based approach outlining how to use the tools to their maximum effect. The information is useful for HSC core 2, Factors affecting performance, in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Sports - Psychology
KEYWORDS: Goal setting; mental rehearsal; motivation; sports psychology
PUBLISHER: Mind Tools Ltd, UK
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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National Asthma Campaign, Australia (external website)
A site that has a simple entry point, this is easy to navigate and provides a wealth of information on a significant community health problem. There is much relevant information that is easy to access for a range of uses with lower secondary students. Topics include: About asthma; how to control asthma; developing a management plan; information for professionals; and First aid strategies. There are links to state organisations which would need further time for teachers to investigate. This is a very informative site. D. Ward
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Asthma; Diseases
KEYWORDS: Asthma; Asthma management
PUBLISHER: National Asthma Campaign, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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National Institute of Health Osteoporosis and related bone diseases. National Resource Center (external website)
Designed primarily to address the needs of medical professionals, this American site is well worth using as a research base for trend data among differing populations. The support for students and teachers lies in the comparative data, general information, and information related bone diseases. The web site is presented in a general format and is extensive in its coverage of osteoporosis and preventative strategies, as well as in the discussion of groups most at risk. This supports study of Preliminary Core 2 Better health for individuals, and HSC Option 3 Sports medicine, of the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus. The inclusion of a search engine within the site to enable quick browsing for required information is very welcome. C. Maher
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Bones; osteoporosis
KEYWORDS: Bones, osteoporosis
PUBLISHER: National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases-National Resource Centre, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [616.7] SCIS 1067856

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National Rural Health Alliance (external website)
NRHA publications is the most worthwhile section of this easily navigated site. Teachers will find a list of media releases and journal articles that would be useful for the study of health inequities amongst rural and remote populations. This information would be of particular interest to teachers and students of the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999), HSC core 1 Health priorities in Australia and HSC option 5Equity and health. This site is best used by teachers for background information when preparing lessons and by students to access information for research tasks. J. Atkin
USER LEVEL: Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: 2U PDHPE; PDHPE: Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Health - Environmental aspects; Public health
KEYWORDS: Health services; isolation; rural health
PUBLISHER: National Rural Health Alliance
REVIEW DATE: 28/8/00

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NSW Association for Youth Health  (external website)
Professionals are provided with links to other agencies, about issues relating to youth health, from this site. Using these links, PDHPE teachers would be able to source relevant areas for their students to explore for HSC Option 1: The health of young people, as well as HSC Core 1: Health priorities in Australia. The organisation's health advocacy role links directly to the Ottawa Charter, giving students a relevant source to study the Charter in action. The site also has relevant information for students of Community and family studies in associated areas for HSC Core: Groups in context. Frequently, the search function locates health information by providing links to health services, in lieu of presenting the specific information about the chosen subject on the Association's own site. R. Cox
USER LEVEL:  Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Community and Family Studies Stage 6; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: NSW Association for Youth Health; Adolescents - Care and health; Young adults - Care and health
PUBLISHER: NSW Association for Youth Health
REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [613]
1533592  SCIS 1533592

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NSWHealth: Internet home (external website)
This comprehensive, easily navigated site is excellent for teachers and students of the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). Health 4 young people deals with the range of health issues facing young people in Australia, and is particularly relevant to HSC option 1, The health of young people, in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). There is up to date information on health campaigns coordinated by NSW Health and other agencies, and current statistics and research in the health field. Some of the language is jargonised, or specific to language use in professional reports. Some students may need assistance with such language. J. Atkin
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Adolescents - Care and health;Children - Care and health; Public health
KEYWORDS: Health; health campaigns; NSW
PUBLISHER: NSW Health, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 28/8/00

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NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (external website)
(external website)Targeting an NESB audience, this site has fact sheets on health issues in many languages. Information is clear and concise, and will benefit PDHPE Stage 6 and Community and Family Studies students who are investigating health matters. Each section is easily found from an alphabetical list on the opening page, and articles on Alcohol, Asthma, and Exercise are examples of the many areas of health covered. Information on Infant health, Maternity, and Parenting have substantial relevance for the CAFS Core: Parenting and caring. The site is also very useful for the Studies in Society Years 7-10 syllabus Areas of inquiry: The multicultural society and Health and society. R. Cox
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: HSIE; PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Community & Family Studies Stage 6; PDHPE Stage 6; Studies in Society 7-10
SCIS SUBJECTS: Ethnic groups in New South Wales - Medical care; Public health in New South Wales
PUBLISHER: NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [362.84] SCIS 1253543

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Personal Best Program (external website)
AMP has joined forces with the Powerhouse Museum to foster the achievement of personal goals, and promote a unique, eclectic exhibition of Australian sporting legends and memorabilia. Sport: more than heroes and legends provides Exhibition dates for the Powerhouse Museumand highlights of the exhibition, including elite athletes, legends, weekend players, and spectators. Community hero enables the public to nominate local sporting identities for inclusion in the exhibition. Sports celebrities are showcased in the Wall of fame with thumbnail photographs and a biography. Coaching clinics; and Personal best grants offer community support and sponsorship, while Useful links highlights related web sites which would need to be checked for relevance. This informative site is easy to navigate and could be useful for the PDHPE HSC Option 2: Sport and physical activity in Australian society. C. Keane
USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Sports; Sportsmen and sportswomen, Australian
PUBLISHER: AMP. Australia
REVIEW DATE: 16/03/05 [796.0994] SCIS 1156819

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Population Health Division homepage (external website)
With the emphasis on research skills and critical thinking in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999), this site will be invaluable. It has a wealth of government based information and reports on drug issues, and also on: cancer; Injury prevention; HIV/AIDS; nutrition; health; and immunisation. Using the listings at the top of the page, navigating the site is easy. Of special interest are: Strategies and issues; Education resources; and Publications. In Education resources, kits such as Speed catches up with you and Candidly cannabis in PDF format can be downloaded, allowing teachers and students to manipulate information using Acrobat reader. The site is well suited to professionals planning lessons, and Stage 6 students undertaking research. D. Ward
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Crossroads; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drugs - Study and teaching; Health education
KEYWORDS: Drugs; health; government; statistics; strategies
PUBLISHER: Public Health Division, Commonwealth of Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Road Safety (external website)
The site explains some interesting road safety initiatives and campaigns. In the useful alphabetical list under Topics: road safety, teachers and students can access a wide range of excellent material in such areas as Drug driving, Speeding, and Cyclists. These may be useful when researching prevention strategies and statistics. Young drivers is a well written and visually upbeat micro site within the resource which students will find especially appealing. The Party guide and driving Games are designed to teach safety to novice drivers, and a braking game and stopping distances game could be useful for Stage 6 students. Teachers should note that the site reflects Western Australian laws; they will need to clarify the differences in learners' speed limits and specify BAC levels for NSW drivers in the quizzes. S. Williams
USER LEVEL:   Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Driving (Motor vehicles) - Safety measures; Road safety; Safety education; Traffic accidents - Statistics
PUBLISHER: WA Office of Road Safety, Australia
REVIEW DATE:01/02/10 [363.12]  SCIS 1153361

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Road safety information (external website)
All aspects of road safety are covered by this site: Defensive driving; Child restraints and seat belts; Pedestrian safety; Bicycle safety; Alcohol and drugs; Driver fatigue; and Speeding. Up to date accident statistics are provided, as is information relating to young drivers, blood alcohol limits, and the laws and penalties. The site is very well set out and is quite easy to navigate. It is relevant to HSC core 1, Health priorities in Australia, in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Road safety
KEYWORDS: Accidents; alcohol; drink driving; drugs; road safety
PUBLISHER: RTA Internet Services
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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RTA (external website)
Authoritative and huge, this resource is an essential website when teaching and learning about road safety in schools, particularly in PDHPE syllabuses. Despite its size, the site is fairly easy to navigate as headings are obvious and material is extensively cross referenced. The Rules and regulations of road use, driving and offences are explained in clear language. In Parents and schools, the Road safety education program is actually directed at teachers, with resources and professional development options. Senior students will engage with the interactive Practice driver knowledge test and a great many other resources, many of which are found in Centre for road safety and the Young drivers section. The site has plenty of relevance for schools, through explanation of RTA initiatives, driver information, and safety messages. The site's videos, such as the clip in Crashlab, would be a vibrant resource on an IWB. A. Frost
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Driving (Motor vehicles); Road transport;
PUBLISHER: Roads and Traffic Authority, NSW, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [388.1]SCIS 1415285

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SharpBrains: brain fitness for all (external website)
The site contains information and news about cognitive fitness, research, and activities for brain development. It is an interesting mix of science and health, with application to precise parts of Science, HSIE and PDHPE syllabuses. For example, there are several articles on aging, applicable to the Community and Family Studies syllabus. The most useful parts of the site for teachers are: Education and learning, with materials such as Helping students build emotional intelligence; Teasers: brain games, many of which are outstanding; and the How to guide: all about brain fitness. For professional learning, the site is a fine resource for teachers researching connections between learning, cognitive fitness and brain development. Articles and references form interesting background reading for educationalists, with particular application to the concept of lifelong learning. M. Kenney
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE; PDHPE; Science
SYLLABUS: Biology Stage 6; Community & Family Studies Stage 6; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Brain stimulation; Intellect; Thought and thinking
PUBLISHER: SharpBrains, USA
REVIEW DATE: 01/06/10 [153] SCIS 1455398

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Somazone (external website)
Developed by young people, this educational site utilises youth friendly design concepts to practically explain youth issues, especially regarding substance use. The site has many excellent features, including an anonymous Q&A service that provides unbiased answers from a panel of health professionals to questions about drugs, sex, sexual health, mental health issues, harassment and abuse, relationships, body image and eating disorders. There is a searchable database of online Australian health services and organisations catering for young peoples' needs. The fact sheets are particularly helpful; for example, why people self harm, what friends can do and whether body piercing is a form of self harm. A. Soutter
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Adolescents - Care and health; Adolescents - Mental health; Body image; Drugs and adolescents; Human relations; Sexual behaviour
PUBLISHER: Australian Drug Foundation
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [613] SCIS 1055171

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Sport: more than heroes and legends (external website)
Sydney's Powerhouse Museum's interactive exhibition of Australian sporting legends, memorabilia and trivia, goes beyond showcasing elite sportspeople as it weaves a thread connecting all levels of our society's values and culture. Visitor information contains information about dates, times and prices, while Exhibition highlights briefly introduces each section from Weekend warriors and watchers, to Heroes and legends, including equipment and clothing. Of particular interest is Education, where K-12 cross curricula options are highlighted in Education links, and Teachers exhibition notes is a lengthy and usefulPDF document. Easy navigation, colourful annotated images, a Trivia quiz, Kids quiz, and online Games, add to the site's energy and visual appeal. The site depicts an exhibition open until 18 th July, 2004, and would be beneficial for classes studying the Olympics. C. Keane
USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: HSIE; PDHPE; Science; ST
SYLLABUS:
Design & Technology 7-10; Design & Technology Stage 6; HSIE K-6; PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6; Science 7-10; Science & Technology K-6; Society & Culture Stage 6; Textiles Technology 7-10; Textiles & Design Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Powerhouse Museum (N.S.W); Sports; Sportspeople, Australian
PUBLISHER: Powerhouse Museum , Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [796.0994] SCIS 1158253

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Sports nutrition corner (external website)
The nutrition corner offers detailed information about dietary considerations for improved athletic performance, including carbohydrate loading and fluid intake. Eye catching graphics and detailed summaries, including a scientific analysis which disputes the trend towards high protein, low carbohydrate diets, are used to good effect. The level of scientific analysis and terminology used make the site suitable for tertiary students and students of the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). It is relevant to HSC option 4: Improving performance. Questions and answers could provide useful stimulus for case studies of individual training concerns relating to sports nutrition. K. Steward
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Sports; Sports medicine; Nutrition
KEYWORDS: Nutrition; improving performance; sports science
PUBLISHER: Nicolas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Sportscoach - home page (external website)
A senior UK athletics coach created this useful site, which provides comprehensive coverage of factors important for successful coaching of athletics. The site includes: sample training programs; factors for effective communication with athletes; information regarding skill learning; and tips for evaluating programs. Students with an interest in athletics could easily create their own pathways around the site to research their particular area of interest. The site has a keyword facility, which would assist students in locating specific material. Some specific training information relates to the UK athletics season, but students will benefit from analysing a formal training program for elite athletes. It is relevant to HSC core 2, Factors affecting performance; and option 3: Improving performance, in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). K. Steward
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Athletics; Coaching; Sports
KEYWORDS: Athletics; coaching; sports training
PUBLISHER: Sportscoach, UK
AUTHOR: MACKENZIE, Brian
REVIEW DATE:13/03/12

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STD Services: home page (external website)
Although some of the site navigation is not functioning fully, it is easy to find information using the text links. STD information contains detailed information on sexually transmitted diseases including Essential facts, Statistics, and Diagnosis and management. Sexual Health check-up provides a comprehensive description of the process people go through for a sexual health check up. While some pages have only basic information, this site could be a beneficial source of information when studying the Preliminary core 2, Better health for individuals in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). J. Atkin
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10;PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Sexually transmitted diseases
KEYWORDS: Sexually transmitted diseases
PUBLISHER: Royal Adelaide Hospital, Government of South Australia
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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St. John Ambulance Australia (Western Australia) (external website)
Possibly the best of the St. John state websites for students, the site has good information relating to first aid services and products. The site is easily navigated thanks to a well constructed home page. Extremely useful is the Click to save section, an online virtual first aid course where students can receive all the information normally presented in a face to face course and then complete on line quizzes. This would be extremely useful in the Stage 6 PDHPE first aid elective and the Stage 5 PDHPE course when addressing first aid for road trauma victims. Within this section are videos, stories, and information on the Global initiative, an international resource for driver first aid training. S. Williams
USER LEVEL:   Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: First aid; Health education
PUBLISHER: WA St. John Ambulance, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 01/02/10 [362.18]  SCIS 1426818

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The heart and circulation (external website)
Explaining the circulatory system in practical and theoretical terms, this resource has a range of student activities which are engaging and interactive. Images, written explanations and enrichment activities allow students to explore their understanding of how this system functions. There are short descriptions of body related content such as Blood vessels and Blood pressure, and an engaging Animation of the heart at work. Background teacher content supports the application of this resource into the classroom, with evaluations for students to review their level of understanding. The information is relevant for the study of physical activity and human motion in PDHPE, and the study of blood and circulation in Science 7-10. T. Paton
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE; Science
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6; Science 7-10
SCIS SUBJECTS: Heart
PUBLISHER: GlaxoSmithKline, UK
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [612.1] SCIS 1342771

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The TrainingStationInc.com: animated exercise examples (external website)
Using small animated graphics, this resource provides examples of strength training exercises, showing how to do them. Exercises use minimal gym equipment in free weights and machines. Site users place the cursor over each exercise graphic to see the muscle movement that occurs. The exercise examples are varied and are clearly listed under muscle group headings which are in printable format. The resource would be relevant for the Stage 6 PDHPE Option: Improving performance. The diagrams of strength training exercises would be useful for students to understand strength training in practical terms. T. Paton
USER LEVEL: Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Physical fitness; Weight-lifting
PUBLISHER: Training Station, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [613.7] SCIS 1342771

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Tobacco in Australia - facts and issues (external website)
A joint initiative of the health departments of NSW, Victoria and Western Australia and the Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health, this site presents up to date information with the aim to achieve a reduction in death and disease levels due to smoking. This particular section is accessed after selecting Information in the left frame of the home page. The inclusion of hundreds of facts and figures, use of graphs and tables, the rich depth of content, and broad range of related material indicate that the site is aimed at the serious researcher. A comprehensive index and table of contents, and an efficient search option enhance the simple navigation. Topics include death rates, risks associated with smoking, passive smoking, and legal issues. A Further reading section provides more detailed information. A hard copy of this manual is available for purchase. B. Lundgren
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Crossroads; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Smoking; Tobacco
KEYWORDS: Health; smoking; tobacco
PUBLISHER: Victorian Smoking and Health Program (Quit Victoria)
REVIEW DATE: 23/8/00

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Topics in sport- Nutrition (external website)
An ideal starting point for investigating all aspects of sports nutrition is provided by this site. Links are available to specific information on topics such as: sports diets; nutrition for female endurance athletes; eating disorders amongst athletes; alcohol and athletic performance; and fluid replacement. It is a useful site HSC core 2, Factors affecting performance, and HSC option 4, Improving performance, in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Nutrition
KEYWORDS: Eating disorders; fluid replacement; nutrition; sports performance
PUBLISHER: Australian Sports Commission
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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USA Gymnastics (external website)
An ideal resource for all aspects of gymnastics, this site relates to the Movement skill content strand of PDHPE 7-10. The site's purpose is to support and enhance the sport of gymnastics. Coverage is comprehensive in relation to American events, athletes, and organisations. Information on a range of gymnastics topics, including: history; programs; safety; athlete profiles; artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics; and trampolining is provided. Guide to gymnastics is the best starting point. Springboard links accesses some informative pages regarding sports science, biomechanics, sports nutrition, sport psychology, and goal setting, but exploration time is required to verify curriculum relevance. This site may also be useful for students studying PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). Time is required to locate specific information. R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Gymnastics
KEYWORDS: artistic gymnastics; rhythmic gymnastics; trampolining
PUBLISHER: USA Gymnastics
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Welcome (Centre for Adolescent Health) (external website)
Identifying areas of need, the Centre develops, trials, evaluates and disseminates innovative, creative and dynamic programs to address the specific needs of adolescents and their health. The site provides Adolescent health facts including motor vehicle accidents; youth suicide; HIV/AIDS; skin cancer; violence; teenage pregnancy. It has been designed to provide current and reliable information and views about the state of adolescent health in Australia. It does this by offering a range of interesting activities for young people, parents, health professional, youth workers and teachers. It is a relevant site for HSC core 1, Health priorities in Australia, and HSC option 1, The health of young people, in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Adolescents; Health education
KEYWORDS: Adolescent; Health
PUBLISHER: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Centre
AUTHOR: CARR-GREGG, Michael
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Welcome to Active Australia (external website)
Part of the Active Australia program, this aims to promote a healthy lifestyle through participation in leisure activities, such as: going for a walk; cycling with the family; joining a health club; or being involved in the many sport and recreation opportunities available. This site concentrates on two key areas: encouraging people to be more physically active; and working to improve the places in which people can be active. These include: sport, recreation and fitness clubs and organisations; schools; and the local community. Information on relevant and appropriate activities, ideas, and contacts are available on this simple site. R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE K-6; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Exercise; Health
KEYWORDS: Active; exercise; physical activity, fitness
PUBLISHER: Australian Sports Commission
REVIEW DATE: 23/8/00

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Welcome to the National Heart Foundation of Australia (external website)
Brief, valuable health information on the risk factors associated with heart disease is given by this site. General heart health information (Your healthy heart), leads to more details on: how to Enjoy healthy eating; being active every day; and Medical issues. School information accesses material on risk factors, tobacco and heart disease. Statistics and Information for the health professional may also be accessed. The site is updated regularly, and presented in a user friendly manner to aid navigation throughout. It is relevant for HSC core 1, Health priorities in Australia in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Heart - Diseases
KEYWORDS: Health; heart; lifestyle disease; National Heart Foundation; risk factors
PUBLISHER: Australian National Heart Foundation
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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What's your poison? (external website)
This excellent site is based on the television series which Quantum produced, focussing on drugs. It provides factual information on: Nicotine; Caffeine; Alcohol; Marijuana; and Ecstasy. Brief background themes for each episode, and ten useful questions and answers about each drug are available. Questions cover a range of issues, from the simple to more complex, for example: What does MDMA stand for?; the history and origins of each drug; effects of the drug on the body; and technical and statistical detail. A key feature of the site is the Expert opinions link for each drug. This provides up to date information from a variety of perspectives. Information may be useful for student debates and research in Stages 5 and 6. The attractive site is easy to navigate and quick to load. There are also links to current research and related sites, but these require further exploration to verify curriculum relevance. D. Ward
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Crossroads; PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Alcohol; Drug abuse; Drugs; Marijuana
KEYWORDS: Alcohol; caffeine; drugs; ecstasy; marijuana; Quantum
PUBLISHER: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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Women's Health (external website)
Current information on a vast range of health conditions prevalent in women is available at this site. It can provide excellent background reading for teachers and students alike. Specialist information on hard to answer questions, and responsible and balanced coverage of the critical issues, can be accessed. Current issues such as contraceptive methods and sexually transmitted disease prevention are dealt with thoroughly. A range of factual information sheets are available for such topics as: Body image and self-esteem; Women and the eating disorders; Teenage pregnancy; Breast cancer; Cervical cancer; and Women and sexual violence. This site would be ideal for students investigating issues in the Preliminary core 2, Better health for individuals; and HSC core 1, Health priorities in Australia in the PDHPE: Stage 6 syllabus (approved 1999). J. Atkin, R. Lees
USER LEVEL: Stage 6
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Sexually transmitted diseases; Birth control; Women - Care and health
KEYWORDS: Women; health; contraception; services
PUBLISHER: About.com, USA
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12

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World Anti-Doping Agency (external website)
WADA is an independent foundation built on the values of friendship, solidarity and fair play. The agency is directly linked to the IOC, and it has united sports organisations and governments worldwide in helping to achieve drug free sport. This site would be suitable for information research in Stage 6 PDHPE, as well as the Stage 5 Strand: Individual and community health. Students and coaches will find great relevance in this site, with plenty of advice and information, including the 2005 prohibited list. Content is up to the minute with news and a calendar, and extends to detailed data regarding Science and medicine. Material on the site is extensive, yet clearly organised, straightforward, and easily interpreted. K. McCulloch
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Drugs and sport; Sports medicine; Sports - Moral and ethical aspects
PUBLISHER: World Anti-Doping Agency, Canada
REVIEW DATE: 13/03/12 [362.29] SCIS 1195868

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Young driver factbase (external website)
A site more for educators than students, this resource takes a rather dry approach to the topic. Its presentation of data really is a collection of facts, a factbase, from an adult researcher's point of view and it is laid out with researchers in mind. This is quite a different perspective from that of a participant, that is, a young driver's perspective. The main information is in Key statistics and The issues, with the latter being a clinical table of issue, evidence, and hyperlinked research. Teachers of PDHPE Stage 5, and Stage 6 students, will find that this is a useful website to browse easily understood statistics. The site certainly presents the latest research in readable language, and it provides material for educators to best teach the issue of safety to young drivers. Classroom use of that material is left up to educators' interpretations. C. Thomas
USER LEVEL:   Stage 6 Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Adolescents in Australia - Statistics; Driving (Motor vehicles) - Safety measures; Traffic accidents; Young adults in Australia - Statistics
PUBLISHER: George Institute, Australia
REVIEW DATE:01/02/10 [363.12]  SCIS 1433643

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Youth beyondblue (external website)
As a segment of the Beyondblue website, this section upholds the mission to provide a national focus and help build a society that understands and responds to the personal and social impact of depression. It suggests key strategies including Look, Listen, Talk, and Seek help. There is a range of clearly expressed fact sheets on a number issues such as: Dealing with stress; Drinking, depression and anxiety; Bullying; Understanding eating disorders; and Suicide: knowing when to get help. Sections for Parents and carers, siblings and friends offer information on how best to Help someone else. An extremely valuable initiative, this site is informative and non-judgemental. It has great value for adolescents as it focuses on common experiences of growing up. Education, understanding, compassion and practical strategies make the site an invaluable online reference. Suitable to support the DER - NSW laptop project, this resource will be helpful in a connected environment. C. Sly
USER LEVEL:   Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: PDHPE
SYLLABUS: PDHPE 7-10; PDHPE Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Adolescents - Mental health; Depression (Psychology)
PUBLISHER: Beyondblue: the national depression initiative, Australia
REVIEW DATE:01/02/10 [616.85]  SCIS 1428604

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