HEALTH 11 (036)

Health 11
This course encompasses several components of the comprehensive health education model, including injury prevention and safety, drugs and medicine, human sexuality, health promotion and disease prevention. The major portion of this course is devoted to the attainment of the skills and knowledge for responding in emergencies; the American Red Cross Course First Aid/CPR/AED for Community and Schools resources serves as the basis for the curriculum. At the end of the unit, all students who have shown mastery are given the opportunity to apply for ARC certification (for a nominal fee). Analysis of personal behaviors and the enhancement of interpersonal and management skills are emphasized to promote positive relationships and reduce risks contributing to the development of disease, disability, and addiction. Topics discussed in the human sexuality unit include reproductive health concerns, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted infections, abstinence and birth control. Healthy relationships and their components are addressed with the intent to prepare students for the varied challenges and situations they may encounter – inclusive of sexual harassment.