ERIC Number: ED263942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
A Preventive Health Care and Safety Curriculum for an Industry.
Mooney, Kathleen R.
The preventive health care curriculum described in this paper was designed for the employees of Autotech Automatic Test Equipment Division in Los Angeles, California. First, the paper describes Autotech, and its health insurance and on-site health facilities. Next, a rationale is provided for offering employees classes on preventive medicine and safety, followed by a statement of the goals and objectives of the curriculum, which include increased productivity and work efficiency and increased employee awareness and control of total body health. After identifying the intended students, the paper provides an annotated list of required and optional minicourses, including: (1) diet courses, such as "Food and You,""Cut Down on Cholesterol,""Low Sodium Diet,""High-Fiber Diet," and"So You've Decided to Be a Vegetarian"; (2) safety courses, including "Safety for Your Children,""Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification,""Industrial Safety,""Earthquake Precautions," and "Fire Safety and Electrical Safety"; (3) courses on common diseases, including diabetes, asthma, vascular disease, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and alcoholism; (4) courses for women, including "Contraceptive Methods" and "Women's Physiology"; (5) pregnancy and motherhood courses, such as "Lamaze Class,""Infant Nutrition,""You and Your Baby,""Childhood Diseases and Immunizations," and "Growth and Development of Your Child"; and (6) exercise classes. The final sections are devoted to the procedure for curriculum implementation; evaluation methods and criteria; and procedures for curriculum revision. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Graduate seminar paper, University of California at Los Angeles.