ERIC Number: ED133310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Health Education: Cancer Prevention and Control. Curriculum Guides, Grades 10, 11, and 12.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School Health Education and Services.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
These curriculum guidelines for tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-grade students discuss the prevention, early detection and treatment, and control of cancer. The nature of cancer, the epidemiological factors related to it, the types of treatments available, and rehabilitation of cancer victims are discussed. Finally, the unit discusses personal and community responsibility regarding cancer control. Upon completion of the unit, the student will be able to (1) differentiate between a normal and cancer cell in terms of purpose and function, (2) describe the process of cancerous cell proliferation and its effects on surrounding tissue and of the entire body, (3) associate suspected cancer-causing factors with commonly occurring cancer, and the common sites of cancer in human beings, (4) analyze cancer morbidity and mortality rates in the population of the country, of regions with differing rates, and of the community, (5) show how early detection affects cure and/or eradication rates, (6) compare methods of treatment, (7) show how continued follow-up ensures sustained control, (8) identify services and resources aimed at cancer control and prevention, (9) determine ways of using these resources, (10) demonstrate how to do a self-examination for cancer detection, (11) describe world, national, and regional organizations involved in cancer eradication, and (12) identify personal responsibility for cancer control and prevention. The text of the guide is divided into three columns per page, dealing with concepts, activities, and supplementary information for the teacher. A glossary of terms and seventeen appendixes of charts, graphs, and drawings expand on information contained in the text. (MB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School Health Education and Services.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Note: For related documents, see SP 010 695-697