Senior Health Uncovered - Online Workshop

Friday 17 February 2023

This online workshop aims to provide teachers with the foundations and a greater understanding of the overarching approaches, frameworks and resources of Senior Health. 

It is aimed at those teachers new to the subject as well as teachers returning to the subject after a break or have taught for a little while but wanted to build their confidence in the subject.

Draft Program

The program for this event is currently being developed and will be updated when finalised. See below for the draft program of what is being intended on being delivered for the day (subject to change)





Welcome –

Setting the scene for the day

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT


Salutogenesis –

Understanding the river of life

Dr Louise McCuaig,

Matthew Flinders Anglican College





Overview of the overarching approaches, frameworks and resources of Health Education

Carolyn Jones, QCAA Principal Education Officer

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT


Using the health inquiry model for a purpose (Unit 1)





Assessment design and assessment decisions

Carolyn Jones, QCAA Principal Education Officer


Effective data collection and analysis

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT


Panel Discussion – Q&A

All Presenters


Wrap up

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT


Dr Hugh Shannon will facilitate the program. Hugh lectures at the Faculty of Health - School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Queensland University of Technology.

Carolyn Jones is a Principal Education Officer at the QCAA in the Health, Physical Education (HPE)/Technologies learning area. Carolyn has held the role from the implementation of the new QCE system and is primarily responsible for the Health General Syllabus with additional shared responsibilities for the Sport & Recreation and Early Childhood Studies Applied Syllabuses.

Dr Louise McCuaig currently serves as Head of Flinders Discovery Institute at Matthew Flinders Anglican College. For over 30 years, she has been an educator in Queensland schools and universities. Louise’s research on health literacy and salutogenesis underpinned the development of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and Queensland Senior Health Syllabus. 


The cost of the workshop is $220 for ACHPER QLD members and $280 for non members. Sign into your myACHPER account or if you haven't registered previously, create a new account to register for this event.

17/02/2023 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
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