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Ch 23: MTEL Biology: Diabetes, Arthritis & Genetic & Neurological Disorders

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You can find out all about diabetes, arthritis, and genetic and neurological disorders in preparation for the MTEL Biology Exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes are designed to help you succeed.

MTEL Biology: Diabetes, Arthritis and Genetic and Neurological Disorders - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you review the material on diabetes, arthritis and genetic and neurological disorders for the MTEL Biology Exam. The videos cover everything you need to study for the test, including:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Genetic disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Symptoms of neurological conditions
  • Categorizing neurological disorders
  • Common neurological disorders

Our knowledgeable instructors help you recollect the information you learned in college, highlighting the most important points for you. The videos use graphics, animation and narration to help instill the chapter's concepts while some of the lesson transcripts include vocabulary terms.

Objectives of the MTEL Biology: Diabetes, Arthritis and Genetic and Neurological Disorders Chapter

The MTEL Biology Exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your understanding of the field of biology. Your score is used to determine your eligibility for a teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in the Diabetes, Arthritis and Genetic and Neurological Disorders chapter correspond with the Human Anatomy and Physiology section of the exam. You'll earn 14% of the score when answering these questions. By taking our self-assessment quizzes, you can check on your recollection of the material and practice responding to questions like the ones you will see on the actual exam.

The test itself consists of two parts. The first is a 100 item multiple-choice section which will require you to read a passage or question and pick the correct answer from several that are offered. This accounts for 80% of the test score. The second is a two item open-response section which evaluates your ability to integrate what you have learned into a logical and coherent essay about biology topics.

7 Lessons in Chapter 23: MTEL Biology: Diabetes, Arthritis & Genetic & Neurological Disorders
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Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

1. Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

Diabetes affects 26 million people (nearly 9% of the population) in the United States. But not all cases of diabetes are the same. The focus of this lesson is type 1 diabetes. We'll learn what it is, why it occurs, and how it affects the body in both the short- and long-term.

Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

2. Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

As many as 57 million people in the United States are on the path to becoming diabetic. Over 90% of them will be type 2 diabetics. But, what is this disease, and why has it become so prevalent? This lesson explores the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Types of Genetic Disorders: Definitions & Symptoms

3. Types of Genetic Disorders: Definitions & Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease, Tay-Sachs disease, sickle cell disease, Down syndrome, and cancer all have something in common. They are all genetic disorders, and we will discuss why they may occur and what problems they might cause.

What are Neurological Disorders? - Definitions & Causes

4. What are Neurological Disorders? - Definitions & Causes

There are a ton of reasons for why your body's nervous system may fail. We'll go over what the nervous system is, what neurological disorders are, the many things that cause them, and what neurons and the myelin sheath have to do with all of this in this lesson.

Common Signs & Symptoms of Neurological Conditions

5. Common Signs & Symptoms of Neurological Conditions

Explore the differences between signs and symptoms and which signs and symptoms are commonly attributed to nervous system dysfunction and disease, including amnesia and ataxia.

Categorization of Neurological Disorders: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Disorders

6. Categorization of Neurological Disorders: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Disorders

This lesson explores two major parts of the nervous system. You'll learn what the nervous system is and what types of problems can affect each system.

Common Neurological Disorders: List and Descriptions

7. Common Neurological Disorders: List and Descriptions

This lesson will discuss some of the more common neurological disorders we know of, why they occur, and some relatable examples to help you understand what causes these problems.

Chapter Practice Exam
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