Ch 13: GACE Health Education: Diseases & Immunity

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to review types of diseases and immunity before the day of the GACE Health Education assessment. Our videos and quizzes help you retain facts about the spread of disease, health promotion and the function of the immune system.

GACE Health Education: Diseases & Immunity - Chapter Summary

In preparation for the GACE Health Education assessment, view this chapter's video lessons to strengthen your knowledge of disease and how it can be prevented or controlled. Once you finish studying the videos, you should have no trouble with the following:

  • Types of diseases
  • Disease versus infection
  • Importance of good hygiene
  • Communicable versus non-communicable diseases
  • Endemic, epidemic and pandemic
  • Pathogens
  • controlling and preventing disease
  • Health promotion
  • Impact of laws and policies on health
  • The immune system and types of immunity

Our video lessons are brief and entertaining to make preparing for the GACE exam a simplified, convenient process. Our instructors use several realistic examples and graphics to guide you through the disease and immunity concepts discussed in the chapter.

Objectives of the GACE Health Education: Diseases & Immunity Chapter

Designed to evaluate the knowledge of potential health and physical education teachers in Georgia, the GACE Health Education assessment contains two tests that each cover two subareas within the field. You'll be asked questions about mental health, sexual health, safety, drugs, wellness and more.

The topics on diseases and immunity discussed in this chapter's video lessons are covered within Test II's personal health, wellness and nutrition content area, which comprises about 40% of the test's questions. Use our multiple-choice lesson quizzes to get prepared for the selected-response questions found on the GACE examination.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: GACE Health Education: Diseases & Immunity
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The Spread of Disease: Endemic, Epidemic & Pandemic

1. 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.

Pathogens and Disease: Definitions, Types & Causes

2. Pathogens and Disease: Definitions, Types & Causes

There are many different types of pathogens and many problems they cause. This lesson will teach you about four main types of pathogens, examples of each, and what problems they cause.

Disease Control & Prevention

3. 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.

Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

4. Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will discuss health promotion, health behavior, and the three different kinds of disease prevention strategies you can employ to stay healthy for as long as possible.

What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens

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.

What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types

6. What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types

This lesson will help you distinguish between several different types of immunity. This includes passive immunity, active immunity, naturally acquired immunity and artificially acquired immunity.

Antibiotics and Vaccines

7. 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.

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