Clinical & Subclinical Diseases: Definition & Examples


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Clinical disease is best described as:

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1. During the day, a doctor sees the following people. Which patient is consistent with a subclinical disorder?


Select the combination of true statements about a person with a subclinical infection:

A. A person with a subclinical infection has an infection

B. A person with a subclinical infection is capable of spreading the infection

C. A person with a subclinical infection has symptoms

D. A person with a subclinical infection always knows they have the infection

E. A person with a subclinical infection never knows they have the infection

F. Lab testing is generally the only way to diagnose a subclinical infection

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing this quiz is a fast way to test your knowledge of clinical and subclinical disease topics, such as how to identify a patient with a subclinical disorder. You can use this quiz and worksheet either before or after reviewing the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • How to best describe clinical disease
  • A patient with a subclinical disorder
  • Facts about a person with a subclinical infection
  • Why screening programs were designed
  • A patient suffering from a clinical disease

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about clinical disease and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about subclinical infections
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the purpose of screening programs

Additional Learning

Strengthen your knowledge of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Clinical & Subclinical Diseases: Definition & Examples. Here are a few examples of what the lesson covers:

  • How to confirm clinical disease
  • Examples of clinical diseases
  • Chlamydia as a subclinical and clinical disease
  • Diabetes in a subclinical state