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Course SummaryReview family, community and environmental health topics with this study guide which is designed for those preparing for teacher certification in California. This guide focuses on the third subtest of the Health Science exam of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).
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About This Course
The lessons contained in this comprehensive study guide address definitions, strategies and processes related to such health issues as stress, conflict, sexual activity and injuries, and health concerns caused by such environmental issues as pollution, hazardous waste and climate change. This course covers these and other topics you can expect to be tested on when taking the CSET Health Science Subtest III exam. Among those topics are:
- Types and impacts of unhealthy family behaviors
- Social and cultural factors affecting families
- Characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships
- Family challenges such as abuse and divorce
- Conflict, friendships and peer pressure
- Types and risks of sexually transmitted diseases
- Family planning and prenatal care
- Health services and the U.S. health care system
- Public health issues
- Cultural and economic factors impacting health care
- Emergency care and preparedness
- Injury prevention and safety relating to work, automobiles and recreational activities
- Global environmental issues
- Environmental protection agencies and policies
About the Exam
The CSET Health Science Subtest III exam is the final portion of a 3-part exam designed for those seeking certification as health science teachers in California. The computer-based test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and one essay question which is required in the Family Life and Interpersonal Relationships domain. This subtest has a session length of one hour and 15 minutes, and a score of 220 is required for each of the three subtests.
CSET Health Science Subtest III Exam Preparation & Registration
The chapters found in this study guide offer detailed information about likely test topics found in the CSET Health Science Subtest III exam. Lessons will focus on, among other related topics, family structures, family stress sources, behavioral support and coping strategies, communication strategies, conflict resolution, sexual maturation and domestic and global family planning methods. Other areas of review include the details of a California health care plan, aspects of health insurance, the dissemination of health care information, government health regulations, various safety measures for different environments and activities, and environmental protection and health concerns. You can assess your knowledge of each topic with the use of a quiz accompanying each lesson. A printable option is available for each lesson transcript.
A 24/7 online registration process is available for those seeking to take a CSET exam. Access the California Educator Credentialing Examinations website and click on 'Register' to create an account. Once your account is created, you can pay the necessary fees and choose a date and location for your exam.
California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) is a registered trademark of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Pearson Education, Inc., or its affiliate(s), which are not affiliated with Study.com.
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