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close this bookHealth Education Syllabus for Secondary Schools (UNICEF, 46 p.)
close this folderSENIOR FOUR
View the documentSECTION B - PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
View the documentSECTION D - WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION
View the documentSECTION G - MATERIALS AND CHILD HEALTH
View the documentSECTION I - COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
View the documentSECTION J - NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
View the documentSECTION K - MENTAL HEALTH
View the documentSECTION O - ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM
View the documentSECTION Q
View the documentSECTION S - BODY SYSTEMS

SECTION S - BODY SYSTEMS

8.0

Endocrine system

What it is.




8.1

Endocrine glands

Types, position and respective secretions. Functions of: Pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, Andrenal, glands; pancreas, thymus, duodenum, ovary and testes.




8.2

Hormones

Definition and distinction from enzymes. Functions of various hormones.






Functions: production of ova, development of fertilised eggs, its nutrition, respiration and excretion. Production of female sex hormones. (Ref. to section on Family Health and Social Problems).




3.3

Health Aspects

Care of the endocrine system. Goitre, hyperthyroidism, dwarfism, gigantism, cretinism, and others.






Care of reproductive systems. STD, importance, infertility and frigidity. (Refer to section on communicable diseases). Prevention and treatment of the above.




7.0

Nervous System:

What it is.




7.1

Structure and function of the nervous system.

The nerve cell (neurone) structure and types. The Central Nervous System (CNS) and other parts. Voluntary, and reflex actions. Conditioned reflexes.






The eye, ear, skin nose and tongue.

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