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GACE Health Education: Basics of Disease and Immunity - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to help you review the basics of disease and immunity. You'll look at various types of diseases and how the body defends against them. The videos can help you do the following on the GACE health education exam:
- Define communicable and noncommunicable diseases
- Differentiate between infection and disease
- Explain the importance of good personal hygiene
- Discuss the immune system
Expert instructors guide you through each lesson. The short videos allow you to study on your time and on any device. Check your progress using the lesson quizzes to make sure you are on track for the exam.
1. 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.
2. Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases: Definition & Examples
A disease is a condition in the body that disrupts normal functions. Why are some diseases contagious while others aren't? This lesson discusses the difference between communicable and noncommunicable diseases.
3. 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.
4. Importance of Good Personal Hygiene for Health
Is it better to avoid taking a bath for a few weeks or not? Good personal hygiene involves many practices and is important for many reasons. This lesson goes over the details.
5. What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens
In this lesson, you will be introduced to the immune system. You'll learn about the innate and adaptive immune system, Edward Jenner, haptens and immune tolerance.
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Other chapters within the GACE Health Education Test II (114): Practice & Study Guide course
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- GACE Health Education: Human Anatomy & Physiology
- GACE Health Education: Sources & Functions of Nutrients
- GACE Health Education: Diet & Nutrition
- GACE Health Education: Eating Disorders & Nutritional Problems
- GACE Health Education: Drug & Substance Abuse
- GACE Health Education: Personal Safety & Injury Prevention
- GACE Health Education: Overview of Health Education Programs
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