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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 THIRTEEN: FAMILY HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS

OBJECTIVES

By the end of the unit students should be able to:

1. Define the types of families

2. Identify the characteristics of different family types.

3. List the components of a healthy family.

4. Discuss the causes and consequences of abnormal family relationships on the family and the community.

5. Identify the contributions that parents and children can make towards their own health and that of the community.

6. Explain the responsibilities of the school and the community in promoting good health.

7. Explain the meaning of juvenile delinquency, its causes, effects prevention and management.

8. Describe disadvantages and consequences of alcohol abuse and drug addiction on health of the family and community.

9. Explain the dangers and consequences of smoking tobacco.

10. Explain the importance of good marriage relationship in the family and community.

11. Demonstrate how to teach various topics in this unit.

TOPICS

1 Family types.

(a) Definition and types of families
(b) Components of a family
(c) Role of each family type
(d) Causes of abnormal family relationships.
(e) Consequences of abnormal family relationships.

2. Family and community responsibilities towards health.

(a) Responsibilities of the following members of the family in promoting health in the family.

(i) the father
(ii) the mother
(iii) children.

(b) Role of the school in promoting health among the children, their families and the community.

(c) Responsibilities of the community in fostering good health.

3. Juvenile Delinquency: definition, causes, effects, prevention and management.

4. Alcoholic drinks.

(a) Types of alcohol - Ethanol and methanol
(b) Varieties of alcoholic drinks e.g. beers, wines, spirits etc. .
(c) Dangers of alcohol to the individuals, family and the community.
(d) Signs and consequences of alcohol abuse
(e) Management of alcohol abuse.

(i) prevention
(ii) treatment

5. Drug abuse and its effects on health and the family.

(a) Meaning of drug abuse
(b) Factors that encourage drug abuse.
(c) Methods of drug abuse.
(d) Effects of drug abuse on health and the family
(e) Drug addiction
(f) Management of drug abuse
(g) Drug trafficking and its dangers.

6. Tobacco

(a) Tobacco and its effects on health and family.
(b) Tobacco smoke; its composition and effects on the body.
(c) The risks of smoking
(d) Cigarettes and non-smokers i.e. - passive smoking

7. Marriage in Uganda in relation to our health.

(a) Concept of marriage
(b) Importance of marriage
(c) Types of marriages in Uganda
(d) Choice of partner in marriage and points to consider while choosing a partner.
(e) Legal aspects of marriage in Uganda.
(f) Effects of broken homes on child nurture.
(g) Factors that promote good marriage (nurture and upbringing).

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES & METHODS

- Discussion
- Demonstration
- Rhymes, recitations, songs, poems
- Making pictures, posters
- Dramatization
- Assignments
- Talks from Resource persons
- Debates.

EVALUATION

- Oral questions
- Written exercises
- Observations and Recordings
- Tests/Examinations

REFERENCES

1. Science and Health Education, Module 4, Mubende Integrated Teacher Education Project (MITEP) Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda.

2. Basic Science and Health Education for primary schools. Teachers Guide vol. I - UNICEF Ed. I 1992.

3. Basic Science and Health for Uganda; Health Education Pupils book 5,7 - UNICEF, 1988