What is Public Health? - Definition & Principles


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Which of the following is not an important part of public health?

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1. Which of these scenarios is a good example of proper public health?

2. Which of the following is the proper term for a branch of medicine that aims to stop disease from ever happening and promote physical and mental health in order to prolong and improve the quantity and quality of life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of public health. Areas that you will need to understand in order to pass the quiz include the impact of poor environments on health and the use of measures that promote health and prevent disease.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you'll be evaluated on:

  • An example of proper public health
  • How poor environments impact health
  • Important factors of public health
  • The branch of medicine that stops diseases before they occur
  • Practices that prevent disease and promote well-being

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding public health and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the important factors to consider in public health
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the branch of medicine that promotes physical and mental health in order to prolong and improve life

Additional Learning

To strengthen your understanding of health, check the related lesson called What is Public Health? - Definition & Principles. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify different negative consequences from environmental pollutants
  • Recall what public health is and the importance of sanitation
  • Review how education can promote good public health