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close this bookHealth Education Syllabus for Secondary Schools (UNICEF, 46 p.)
close this folderSENIOR THREE
View the documentSECTION B - PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
View the documentSECTION C - OUR ENVIRONMENT
View the documentSECTION D - WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION
View the documentSECTION E - FOOD AND NUTRITION
View the documentSECTION F - FAMILY HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS
View the documentSECTION G - MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
View the documentSECTION I - COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
View the documentSECTION J - NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
View the documentSECTION M - ESSENTIAL DRUGS
View the documentSECTION N - ACCIDENTS AND FIRST AID
View the documentSECTION O - ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM
View the documentSECTION Q - DRUG DEPENDENCE
View the documentSECTION R - TRADITIONAL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

SECTION R - TRADITIONAL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

2.0

Religious beliefs and practices

Definition of Religion. Major religions in Uganda and their beliefs and practices.




2.1

Religious beliefs and practices that promote health.

Religious marriage prohibiting promiscuity.




2.2

Religious beliefs and practices that are harmful to health

Religious beliefs that prohibit blood transfusion and contact with health workers. Religious which do not recognize governments and those that discourage the use of contraceptives and etc.

SECTION S - BODY SYSTEMS

3.0

Respiratory system

Characteristics of respiratory surfaces.




3.1

Lungs

Position and structure. Associated organs; nostrils, nasal passages, pharynx, glottis, epiglottis, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles alveoli. Inspiration and expiration. Role of ribs, intercostal muscles and diaphragm during breathing. Exchange of gases.




3.2

Tissue respiration

Role played by glucose and oxygen in oxidation in the cell. Chemical formula in the aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration.




3.3

Health aspects of respiratory system

Care of the respiratory system and the promotion of the common respiratory diseases. Common cold, pneumonia, lung cancer, tuberculosis, asthma, etc (refer to Section on smoking).




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Reproductive system





6.1

Male reproductive system

Parts of male reproductive organs to show: testicles, scrotum, epididymis, different ducts, seminal vesicles, prostrate and cowper’s glands, urethra, penis. Functions i.e. production of spermatozoa, secretion of fluids, transmission of the spermatozoa, production of male sexual hormones.




6.2

Female reproductive systems

Parts of female reproductive organs to show: ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina.

SECTION T - HEALTH SERVICES IN UGANDA

1.0

Health Services

What they are, and their functions.




2.0

History and development of health services in Uganda.

Development of Health Services in Uganda before and after the arrival of missionaries up to the present. Contribution of Sir Albert Cook and others.




3.0

Decline of health services:

Factors that led to the decline. What could have been done to stop the decline.




4.0

Recovery of health services:

Measures that are being taken to restore and to improve health services in Uganda.




5.0

Current organisation

Organisations and the Ministries involved in the provision of health care services. Organisation of the Ministry of Health. Divisions and sections within the Ministry of Health and their functions.




5.1

International organisations

International Organisations and their role in health care activities.




5.2

Local authorities

Urban and district health authorities. What they are and their role in health care.




5.3

Health care delivery system

Hospital based care versus community based health care (PHC).




5.4

Multisectoral collaboration in health

Health related programmes in Uganda; what bodies are responsible for them.






The role of intersectoral collaboration in health services.