Ch 23: Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

About This Chapter

Review of this chapter on health promotion and disease prevention will enhance your understanding of disease control, immunity, antibiotics, and more. These brief lessons and quizzes can help you prepare for an exam or assess your understanding of the topics covered.

Health Promotion & Disease Prevention - Chapter Summary

While going through these lessons, you will deepen your understanding of health promotion and disease prevention. For instance, you will get a better understanding of vaccination and immunotherapy. This self-paced chapter also provides an overview of basic first aid procedures. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • List the benefits of good personal hygiene
  • Distinguish the difference between epidemic and pandemic
  • Discuss how people can control disease
  • Explain what immunity does
  • Differentiate between antiseptics, disinfectants, and sterilization
  • Define and discuss side effects of antibiotics
  • Recall the history of the Word Health Organization
  • Explain the purpose of the American Red Cross

These convenient lessons will help you quickly grasp the concepts covered. A brief quiz is available to test your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as a helpful study tool. You can use your personal Dashboard to keep track of the lessons you've completed and your quiz results.

9 Lessons in Chapter 23: Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
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The Importance of Personal Hygiene

1. The Importance of Personal Hygiene

We are taught how to practice good personal hygiene habits from a young age because these habits can help us in many ways. In this lesson, we'll learn the benefits of good personal hygiene.

The Spread of Disease: Endemic, Epidemic & Pandemic

2. 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.

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.

What is Immunity? - Definition & Types

4. What is Immunity? - Definition & Types

This lesson will introduce immunity and define what immunity is and what it does. The lesson will also identify the different types of immunity and what they involve.

Vaccination and Immunotherapy

5. Vaccination and Immunotherapy

This lesson will discuss the basics of how diseases can be prevented or treated using our own immune system's components. We'll talk about vaccination and immunotherapy as well as some specific examples, such as the BCG vaccine, monoclonal antibodies, and more.

Antiseptics, Disinfectants & Sterilization

6. Antiseptics, Disinfectants & Sterilization

This lesson will discuss the differences between antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization as well as some of the methods used for sterilization and antiseptic compounds you may have used yourself.

What Are Antibiotics? - Definition, Types & Side Effects

7. What Are Antibiotics? - Definition, Types & Side Effects

Antibiotics are medicines created to fight infections caused by bacteria. They accomplish this by destroying the bacteria in a variety of ways. Learn more about how antibiotics work and take a short quiz at the end.

Basic First Aid: Procedures & Guide

8. Basic First Aid: Procedures & Guide

This lesson will briefly discuss basic first aid. We will cover a number of topics and provide an overview of what to do in certain situations. Included will be minor problems, emergency issues, and how to decide when to call 911.

What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose

9. What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose

The World Health Organization is a group that focuses on global health issues. This lesson will cover its start at the United Nations, its purpose and progress so far, and its challenges in today's world.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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