Ch 10: Disease Prevention & Health Screening

About This Chapter

Complete this chapter to reinforce your understanding of the ways in which diseases are spread, steps you can take to prevent the contraction of a disease and the value of health screenings.

Disease Prevention & Health Screening - Chapter Summary

The objective of this chapter is to improve your understanding of the importance of health screening and different forms of disease prevention. In it, you will learn how different disease are contracted and what measures can be used to prevent them. After exploring the lessons of the chapter, you will have a better understanding of:

  • What disease control and prevention is
  • Routes of infectious disease transmission
  • Communicable and noncommunicable diseases
  • Types of lifestyle diseases
  • Common types of food-borne illnesses
  • Methods of early detection and health screening
  • Screening, preventing and treating cancer
  • How antibiotics and vaccines are used

Each lesson can be viewed on a tablet or a desktop computer so that you may study on your Internet-ready mobile device whenever you have the time. After each lesson, take the short quiz that comes with it for a quick assessment of your understanding of the material. Written transcripts are included in the chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 10: Disease Prevention & Health Screening
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Primary Prevention: Definition, Strategies & Examples

1. Primary Prevention: Definition, Strategies & Examples

In this lesson you will learn about primary prevention in health. These actions can help you avoid getting certain diseases, sicknesses, injuries and conditions that are not beneficial to the body.

Disease Control & Prevention

2. 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 Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission

3. The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission

This lesson will discuss the different ways you can get sick. We'll discuss how pathogenic microbes can be transmitted to you or someone else as we explore horizontal and vertical transmission as well as vectors, vehicles, and fomites.

Epidemiology of Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases

4. Epidemiology of Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases

Within the field of epidemiology, there are two major classifications of disease: communicable and non-communicable. Today you will learn the differences between these classifications, as well as some examples of each.

Lifestyle Diseases: Definition & Types

5. Lifestyle Diseases: Definition & Types

In this lesson we'll describe what lifestyle diseases are and what makes them different from other diseases. Then, we'll look at three examples in detail: addiction, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types

6. What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types

In this lesson we will discuss illness caused by consuming contaminated foods. This will include defining the little known difference between food poisoning and food infection.

Methods of Health Screening & Early Detection

7. Methods of Health Screening & Early Detection

People seek ways to prevent illness through health promotion and early detection. Read this lesson to learn what methods individuals can use to detect diseases early and increase their chances of a full recovery.

Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment, and Prevention of Cancer

8. Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment, and Prevention of Cancer

Cancer prevention, screening, and treatment are three important steps in helping to beat back this devastating condition. We will discuss them, as well as the common risk factors for cancer, in this lesson.

Antibiotics and Vaccines

9. Antibiotics and Vaccines

Do you know why children must get regularly vaccinated? Have you ever wondered how an antibiotic works and why they are so widely prescribed? If so, this lesson will help you to understand how changes in medicine have almost eliminated several deadly diseases and added decades to the average person's lifespan.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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