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Analyse
Identify components and the relationship between them; draw out and relate implications
Assess
Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size
Calculate
Ascertain/determine from given facts, figures or information
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
conditions or diseases of the heart and blood vessels in general, including angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and stroke
Clarify
Make clear or plain
Classify
Arrange or include in classes/categories
Compare
Show how things are similar or different
Contrast
Show how things are different or opposite
Critically (analyse/evaluate)
Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and unerstanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate)
Define
State meaning and identify essential qualities
Demonstrate
Show by example
Describe
Provide characteristics and features
Determinants of health
The range of personal, social, economic and environmental factors that determine the health status of individuals and populations
Discuss
Identify issues and provide points for and/or against
Distinguish
Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between
Epidemiology
Epidemiology is the study of factors affecting the health and illness of populations
Evaluate
Make a judgment based on criteria; determine the value of
Examine
Inquire into
Explain
Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how
Health
A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
Health status
The health of an individual or population measured against an identifiable standard
Identify
Recognise and name
Jakarta Declaration
The declaration resulted from the World Health Organisation’s 4th International Conference on Health Promotion. The declaration raises new health challenges, affirms the Ottawa Charter action areas and establishes the following priorities:
- promote social responsibility for health
- increase investments for health development
- consolidate and expand partnerships for health
- increase community capacity and empower the individual
- secure an infrastructure for health promotion.
Justify
Support an argument or conclusion
Morbidity
The number of illnesses or cases of disease in a population over a given period of time
Mortality
Death rate: the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area
New public health
A model of health recognising the dual role of lifestyle and living conditions as determinants of health status. It involves establishing programs, policies and services that create environments that support health
Ottawa Charter
The charter represents the views of the World Health Organisation’s First International Conference on Health Promotion. It outlines prerequisites of health and the importance of enabling, mediating and advocating for health. It outlines 5 essential actions for health promotion:
- build healthy public policy
- create supportive environments
- strengthen community action
- develop personal skills
- reorient health services
PNF
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Functioning is a form of flexibility training. It involves a phase of pushing away from the direction of stretch against resistance. This is followed by a period of relaxation with gentle reversing of the resistance to push along the line of stretch increasing the stretch beyond its normal range
Prevalence
In epidemiology, the prevalence of a disease in a statistical population is defined as the total number of cases of the disease in the population at a given time,
Propose
Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument, suggestion) for consideration or action
Rural
Pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas
Social justice
A value that favours measures that aim at decreasing or eliminating inequity; promoting inclusiveness of diversity; and establishing environments that are supportive of all people
Sociocultural
Related to social and cultural factors that impact on health and physical activity issues.
Summarise
Express, concisely, the relevant details