Grade 8 Health Module: Nature of Emerging and Re–emerging Diseases

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

This module was designed and written with you in mind. It is here to help you learn the cause and effect, and the symptoms of Emerging and Re-emerging diseases. The scope of this module permits it to be used in many different learning situations. The language used recognizes the diverse vocabulary level of students. The lessons are arranged to follow the standard sequence of the course. But the order in which you read them can be changed to correspond with the textbook you are now using.

As you explore the topic, you will see your personal responsibility and healthful practices in the prevention and control of communicable diseases.

The module contains:

  • Lesson 1: Emerging and Re–emerging Diseases

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. analyzes the nature of emerging and re–emerging diseases.

a. describe the signs and symptoms of emerging and re – emerging diseases;

b. identify the disease based on the symptoms shown; and

c. compose a jingle about the emerging and re – emerging diseases and its prevention.

Grade 8 Health Quarter 3 Self-Learning Module: Nature of Emerging and Re–emerging Diseases


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