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Ch 4: Disease Types, Prevention & Treatment

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Watch online health video lessons and learn about congenital disorders, psychotic disorders, group therapy and more. Get info on methods for disease prevention and treatment.

Disease Types, Prevention & Treatment - Chapter Summary

This chapter's instructors go over various types of physical and mental health conditions. You'll find out the various ways diseases are transmitted and be introduced to the differences between infection and disease. You can use the lessons to familiarize yourself with the preventative measures taken to avoid contracting disease and get in-depth information on genetic and congenital diseases and somatoform disorders.

You can also spend some time learning about mood, psychotic and anxiety disorders and get an idea of what kind of treatments are used to minimize the effects of mental health disorders. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to identify the following:

  • Causes of different types of diseases and disorders
  • Prevention techniques for communicable and infectious diseases
  • Symptoms of various mental health disorders
  • Characteristics of individual counseling and group therapy
  • The effectiveness of available treatment options

Professional instructors lead you through our video lessons on various disease types and prevention and treatment methods. After watching these engaging video lessons, you can test your knowledge of the subject matter with the self-assessment quizzes that follow each video.

If you miss one of the major points of the lesson, you'll find video tags that you can use to jump to the main ideas in the videos. Lesson transcripts follow the video lessons in case you want another way to quickly find data covered in the videos.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: Disease Types, Prevention & Treatment
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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.

Preventing Disease: Normal Human Flora

3. Preventing Disease: Normal Human Flora

This lesson will give you a basic understanding of what human flora is. You'll learn about the different locations of flora, such as the gut, and what mutualistic, commensal, and opportunistic microbes are.

The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission

4. 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.

What Are the Types of Diseases?

5. What Are the Types of Diseases?

This lesson will focus on the different types of diseases that a person may develop or contract. We'll discuss the differences between acute, chronic, primary, secondary, local, and systemic diseases.

Disease-Causing Agents in the Environment: Definition and Types

6. Disease-Causing Agents in the Environment: Definition and Types

In this video lesson, you will identify different disease-causing agents. You will also explore examples of types of disease-causing agents and their effects on human health.

Emerging Diseases Linked to Environmental Change

7. Emerging Diseases Linked to Environmental Change

In this video lesson, you learn about why some diseases are increasing on Earth due to environmental changes. You'll also see examples of different types of diseases that are responding to environmental changes and how they are becoming more prevalent.

Using Indicator Bacteria to Monitor Public Water Supplies

8. Using Indicator Bacteria to Monitor Public Water Supplies

In this video lesson, you will learn about indicator bacteria. You will understand how and why they are used to test for water contamination despite the fact that they are harmless and naturally occurring in human and animal systems.

Microbial Contamination in Drinking Water: Sources & Control

9. Microbial Contamination in Drinking Water: Sources & Control

This lesson will discuss what microbes may contaminate drinking water, what problems they may cause you, how we can test for them, and how we can control them. Find out as we look into coliform bacteria, giardia, and noroviruses.

What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

10. What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

Malaria is a devastating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide every year. In this lesson, we will explore the organism that causes malaria and the disease itself.

Malaria: Prevention and Treatment

11. Malaria: Prevention and Treatment

In this lesson examining malaria, we will look at the impact of the disease in the U.S. and the major methods of preventing the disease. We will also discuss how to correctly treat patients stricken by malaria.

Cholera: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

12. Cholera: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Cholera is a deadly disease characterized by profuse, watery diarrhea. In this second lesson dedicated to cholera, we will examine the treatment and prevention of the disease.

Tetanus: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

13. Tetanus: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

In this lesson, we will discuss a well-known condition called tetanus. You will learn about the bacteria, toxins, and symptoms associated with this deadly disease.

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