Ch 17: Disease Origins Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Disease Origins Study Guide chapter of this Human Biology Study Guide course is the simplest way to understand the origins of diseases. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essential facts about the origins of diseases.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on disease origins will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the origins of diseases. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding disease prevention methods and origins of diseases
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning biology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the origins of diseases
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra learning resources on diseases

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Disease Origins Study Guide chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Disease Origins Study Guide chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any disease related question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a disease origins unit of a standard human biology course. Topics covered include:

  • Disease control and prevention
  • Difference between infections and diseases
  • The symbiotic nature of diseases
  • Ways diseases are established
  • How diseases progress and spread
  • Types of diseases and infections

13 Lessons in Chapter 17: Disease Origins Study Guide
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Disease Control & Prevention

1. Disease Control & Prevention

This lesson will discuss the many different ways by which people can control disease. Everything from vaccination to sterilization and beyond will be mentioned so that you can better appreciate the large arsenal of tools at our disposal.

The Differences Between Infection and Disease

2. The Differences Between Infection and Disease

This lesson will go over the differences between an infection and a disease. We'll cover everything from prions and infectivity to opportunistic infections and idiopathic disease. We'll also learn what the etiology of disease is and much more.

Symbiotic Interactions in Disease: Definition, Theory & Examples

3. Symbiotic Interactions in Disease: Definition, Theory & Examples

This lesson will describe something known as symbiosis and symbionts. We will explore the three main types and examples of symbiotic relationships as we define mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism.

Progress of Disease: Infection to Recovery

4. Progress of Disease: Infection to Recovery

This lesson will teach you about the five basic steps of the development of disease, what they are called, and what occurs during each phase. We'll talk about the incubation and prodromal period as well as the periods of convalescence, decline, and illness.

The Spread of Disease: Endemic, Epidemic & Pandemic

5. The Spread of Disease: Endemic, Epidemic & Pandemic

This lesson will talk about what an endemic disease is and how it is different from an epidemic. We'll also discuss how an epidemic differs from something known as a pandemic. Finally, we'll look at some examples of each to help solidify these points.

Nosocomial Infections: Definition, Causes & Prevention

6. Nosocomial Infections: Definition, Causes & Prevention

In this lesson, you will learn about what a nosocomial infection is. We'll discuss, in particular, the many reasons you may get such an infection, which types of pathogens are most likely to cause one, and the most common places in your body you may acquire one.

Establishment of Disease: Entry, Dose & Virulence

7. Establishment of Disease: Entry, Dose & Virulence

This lesson will delve into what predisposes an individual to get sick. We'll talk about things like the entry, dose, and virulence of a pathogen and how they play a role in the establishment of a disease.

Community Health: Definition & Care

8. Community Health: Definition & Care

Have you ever wondered what impact different members of your community with diverse characteristics can have on health? Or how community care is organized? Learn more about community health in this lesson.

What is Diphtheria? - Definition & History

9. What is Diphtheria? - Definition & History

Diphtheria is no longer a major concern in the developed world. But what is diphtheria, anyway? And how did scientists and physicians control this disease? Read on to find out!

Life Cycle of Onchocerca Volvulus

10. Life Cycle of Onchocerca Volvulus

Can a fly blind you? Yes and no. If you want to find out more, then read this lesson on the life cycle of ''Onchocerca volvulus'', and a disease called onchocerciasis.

Life Cycle of Schistosomiasis Parasite

11. Life Cycle of Schistosomiasis Parasite

This lesson goes over the lifecycle of an ancient disease that affects people to this day. It's known as schistosomiasis, and you'll learn how it is that people become infected with the parasite that causes this disorder.

What is Taenia Solium? - Life Cycle & Cytology

12. What is Taenia Solium? - Life Cycle & Cytology

This lesson provides a very detailed overview of the life cycle, morphology, and cytology of ''Taenia solium''. You'll learn exactly how it involves man and swine.

Loa Loa Worm: Life Cycle, Scientific Name & Facts

13. Loa Loa Worm: Life Cycle, Scientific Name & Facts

In this lesson we discuss the Loa Loa worm. It is one of many roundworm parasites that are transferred by fly bites. Here's some details about its life cycle, scientific name, and facts.

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