DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Standard 7 Disease Prevention and Control
Students will demonstrate the ability to apply prevention and treatment knowledge, skills, and strategies to reduce susceptibility and manage disease.
A. Disease Classification
1. Describe risk factors and behaviors that influence contraction and transmission of communicable diseases.
a. Explain how sexual behaviors and practices including abstinence, use of condoms, sexual activity, and multiple partners influence contraction of HIV/AIDS and STIs.
b. Explain how other behaviors and practices, such as drug use, sharing needles (piercing, drugs, tattoos), mother to child, and occupational exposure influence contraction of HIV/AIDS, STIs, and Hepatitis.
1. Access and assess valid information about HIV/AIDS.
a. List specific symptoms of HIV/AIDS.
b. Explain the progression from HIV to AIDS.
c. Investigate the effect HIV/AIDS has on the body, including the immune system.
d. Formulate ways to prevent HIV/AIDS.
e. Examine various modes of treatment.
E. Disease and Society
1. Examine the roles of the individual and society in preventing disease.
a. Evaluate the impact of communicable and non communicable disease on the individual, family, and society.
b. Analyze past and present health-practices.
c. Illustrate behaviors that may decrease the probability of developing disease.
d. Describe the roles and responsibilities for disease prevention and control of health-related agencies at local, state, and federal levels.
e. Investigate the impact of medical technology on the incidence and prevalence of disease.
f. Identify resources for reliable information, assessment, and treatment of communicable and non-communicable disease or disability.