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close this bookHealth Education Syllabus Grade III Teachers' College In Uganda (SHEP, 63 p.)
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentINTRODUCTION
View the documentUNIT ONE: OUR HEALTH
View the documentUNIT TWO: AIR, WATER AND SANITATION
View the documentUNIT THREE: BODY SYSTEMS
View the documentUNIT FOUR: FOOD AND NUTRITION
View the documentUNIT FIVE: SAFETY, ACCIDENTS, POISONING AND FIRST AID
View the documentUNIT SIX: ORIENTATION TO SCHOOL WORK I
View the documentUNIT SEVEN: TEACHING PRACTICE I
View the documentUNIT EIGHT: DISEASES
View the documentUNIT NINE: AIDS
View the documentUNIT TEN: ORAL HEALTH
View the documentUNIT ELEVEN: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
View the documentUNIT TWELVE: IMMUNIZATION
View the documentUNIT THIRTEEN: FAMILY HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS
View the documentUNIT FOURTEEN: ESSENTIAL DRUGS AND DRUG USE
View the documentUNIT FIFTEEN: TRADITIONAL PRACTICES OF MEDICINE
View the documentUNIT SIXTEEN: PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
View the documentUNIT SEVENTEEN: METHODS AND APPROACHES OF TEACHING HEALTH EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
View the documentUNIT EIGHTEEN: ORIENTATION TO SCHOOL WORK II
View the documentUNIT NINETEEN: TEACHING PRACTICE II

UNIT ONE: OUR HEALTH

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this Unit students should be able to:

1. Describe and list the ways children perceive health and illness.

2. Explain how children’s mental development affects their learning of health concepts.

3. Explain the concept of health and how it can be promoted.

4. List various types of environment and describe their effects on health.

5. Describe different problems that may affect proper growth and development of a person at various stages.

6. Explain the role of the individual, and community in the promotion of health.

7. Explain the concept of Health Education and how it can be promoted.

TOPICS:

It must be noted that this unit is Introductory and many of the topics will be revisited in depth during the course.

1. The meaning of Health

2. The child’s concept of Health and illness.

3. Stages of cognitive mental development and how they affect concept learning and concept attainment.

4. Activities essential in promoting good health practices e.g. general Education, moderate and well balanced habits, sense of personal security.

5. Types of environment e.g. physical, social and biological.

6. Environmental factors which promote and affect health.

7. Characteristics of normal growth and development at various stages i.e.

- during pregnancy,
- birth to five years,
- five years to puberty
- during puberty
- middle age
- during old age

8. Factors that promote proper growth and development of a person; nutrition, attendance at ante-natal clinics, importance of exercise and rest, posture etc..

9 The role of the individual, the family and the community towards our health.

10. What is Health Education.

- Meaning of Health Education
- Strategies for promoting Health Education

(a) in the home
(b) in school
(c) in the community

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES/METHODS

- Brainstorming
- Discussion
- Microteaching
- Role play
- Observations and recording

EVALUATION

- Oral questions
- Written exercises
- Tests
- Examinations
- Interviews

REFERENCES

Teachers Guide, Health Education volume I: 1st Edition 1992.