Lesson Plan : Self-Care: Women's Health

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Jennifer Despres
Grade:
 College/University
Subject:
 PE and Health

Topic:
 Recommended Screenings, Tests, and Immunizations
Content:
 Prevention: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Goals:
 To develop a proactive approach to getting recommended screenings for women with high-risk factors in order to prevent or rehabilitate an illness before, during, and after it may occur.
Objectives:
 By the end of the lesson women should be able: To identify 3 screenings a women should get in her 20's. To identify 3 screenings a women should get in her 30's. To Identity 2 risk factors that predispose a women to ovarian cancer. To identify 2 risk factors that predispose a women to heart disease. To identify 1 risk factor that predisposes a women to diabetes. To identify 3 risk factors that contribute to osteoporosis. To identify race-specific screenings a women should get if high risk. To identify 4 tests a women should have done if she has/had or may get exposed to any of the following: eating disorder, alcoholism, or sexually transmitted infection. To identify 1 test a women should have done if she has recently given birth. To distinguish the difference between primary prevention, secondary, and tertiary pervention by the start of the next lesson. To employ recommended screenings, 70% more of the time by their next birthday. To utilize the screenings chart given at least once a year.
Materials:
 Government recommended screenings, test, and vaccination chart.
Introduction:
 How many women here had an annual screening, test, or exam done this year? What was it for, and do you know why you had that procedure done?
Development:
 Explain primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention and what it means for a women's health. Next, explain the screening chart and discuss age, race, and gender specific recommendations. Discuss high-risk factors.
Practice:
 Ask what category (primary, secondary, tertiary) would each of the following fit into to: self-breast exam, oral exam, testing for HIV, cholesterol test, vaccination for a college student, flu vaccination, anemia screening etc.
Checking For Understanding:
 Fill in the blank screenings chart.
Closure:
 Ask what each women could do this year to meet some of the requirements of the screenings, and tests. Discuss options for visits to free health screenings when offered and free health insurance coverage for primary prevention.
Evaluation:
 Fill in the blank screenings chart was completed with 80% accuracy for all students.
Teacher Reflections:
 During the group interaction students engaged with each other about which tests and screenings they should have done. It appeared all women had an increased awareness of the importance of screenigns at specific times or because of specific risk factors. Women were able to identify 3 screenings they should get based upon their own race and age.

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