Ch 20: Health Screening

About This Chapter

Let us help you renew your understanding of health screenings and how they are utilized. These videos and other study aids will also provide information on tests and treatments for cancer and explain what dental screenings can detect.

Health Screening - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to refresh your knowledge of various types of health screenings, including those used as a condition for employment. Our instructors will discuss tests and treatments for cancer as well as preventive measures. In another lesson, you'll review information on high-risk behaviors and how they can be changed. Dental health screenings are also an important topic in this chapter, with several lessons on dental issues. After watching all the videos, you should have a better understanding of:

  • Pre-employment health screenings
  • Diagnostic methods and treatments for breast cancer
  • Risk factors, screenings, treatment and preventive methods for cancer
  • Impact of risk behaviors and strategies to change them
  • Causes and treatment of dental plaque
  • Causes of tooth decay and cavities

You can watch these lively video lessons as your schedule allows, via computer, tablet or smartphone. Our instructors use animations and humor to make learning fun. After every lesson is a short multiple-choice quiz that lets you test your learning. If you give an incorrect answer, use the link in the answer key to return to the part of the lesson that discusses that topic. There's also a printable sheet with all the quiz questions, so you can study offline, too.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: Health Screening
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What Is an Occupational Health Check?

1. What Is an Occupational Health Check?

Some employers require prospective employees to take a pre-employment physical before the employee can start work. Learn more about employee health screenings and when employers are and are not permitted to ask medical questions.

Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

2. Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

Some types of lumps and their locations in breast cancer have better prognoses than others. There are multiple ways to try and catch breast cancer early, diagnose it, and treat it properly. You'll learn about all of this in this lesson.

Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment, and Prevention of Cancer

3. 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.

Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

4. Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

This lesson will discuss the short and long-term consequences of several different risk behaviors. We'll also go into some simple but effective strategies you can use to help avoid or stop these behaviors.

What Is Dental Plaque? - Definition, Causes & Removal

5. What Is Dental Plaque? - Definition, Causes & Removal

Learn what dental plaque is, how it forms, how it affects your teeth and gums, and how to remove it before it causes tooth decay or oral gum disease. Dental plaque is a soft colorless accumulation of bacteria on teeth, and it can cause serious health problems.

Cavities and Tooth Decay: Bacterial Causes of Common Dental Issues

6. Cavities and Tooth Decay: Bacterial Causes of Common Dental Issues

Did you know that getting cavities in your teeth is an infectious disease? Cavities are a result of bacteria in the genus Streptococcus. In this lesson, we will examine how bacteria contribute to tooth decay.

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