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Human Health Basics - Chapter Summary
Take a look at these engaging science lessons to review the basics of human health. Our expert science instructors will show you concepts related to life expectancy, health, wellness, disease types, disease prevention and more. Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you retain critical knowledge and practice answering questions about human health. You can submit questions to our instructors and access the chapter at any time that fits your schedule. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Differentiate between communicable and noncommunicable diseases
- Explain disease control and prevention concepts
- Understand the dimensions of health and wellness
- Recognize factors that affect life span and life expectancy
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions
It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.
4. Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors
Everyone wants to live forever, but the truth is that we all have only a limited time to be alive. In this lesson, we'll look at life expectancy and life span, as well as factors that can influence how long a person lives.
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