Ch 9: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Disease & Prevention

About This Chapter

The MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam contains questions measuring your knowledge of disease types and prevention techniques. Prepare for them with this chapter's video lessons and quizzes on pathogens, immune deficiencies, genetic disorders, antibiotics and more.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Disease & Prevention - Chapter Summary

Brush up on your human biology knowledge with this collection of video lessons designed around MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) test objectives. We'll get you ready for questions on the following topics:

  • Types of pathogens
  • Acute and chronic diseases
  • Primary and secondary diseases
  • Local and systemic diseases
  • Immune deficiency diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Normal human flora
  • Genetic disorders
  • Disease control and prevention
  • Vaccines and antibiotics

This chapter's video timelines and transcripts make it easy to quickly identify each lesson's main ideas and vocabulary terms. Use them along with the multiple-choice quizzes to determine which lessons you need to spend a little extra time with.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Disease & Prevention Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam tests your science knowledge in four main subject areas, including life sciences. Questions in this content domain make up around a quarter of the exam content and may cover diseases caused by pathogens, genetics and immune system dysfunctions as well as methods for preventing disease.

Lessons in this chapter are designed to prepare you for these types of questions and help you meet testing requirements for Michigan's secondary-level integrated science teaching endorsement. This MTTC exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Disease & Prevention
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Pathogens and Disease: Definitions, Types & Causes

1. 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.

What Are the Types of Diseases?

2. What Are the Types of Diseases?

This lesson will focus on the different types of diseases that a person may develop or contract. We'll discuss the differences between acute, chronic, primary, secondary, local, and systemic diseases.

Immune Deficiency Diseases: Definitions & Types

3. Immune Deficiency Diseases: Definitions & Types

This lesson will teach you about the immune system, what immune deficiency means, why that's dangerous, and about the important causes of such a problem, including HIV/AIDS, SCID, CVID, and more.

Autoimmune Diseases: Definitions & Types

4. Autoimmune Diseases: Definitions & Types

What is an autoimmune disease? Why does it occur? What are some examples of autoimmune diseases? This lesson will describe myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and much more.

Preventing Disease: Normal Human Flora

5. Preventing Disease: Normal Human Flora

This lesson will give you a basic understanding of what human flora is. You'll learn about the different locations of flora, such as the gut, and what mutualistic, commensal, and opportunistic microbes are.

What are Genetic Disorders? - Definitions & Descriptions

6. What are Genetic Disorders? - Definitions & Descriptions

This lesson defines genetic disorders and explores three main types of genetic disorders, including monogenetic disorders, chromosome disorders, and multifactorial inheritance disorders. You'll learn about genes, chromosomes, DNA, and much more!

Disease Control & Prevention

7. 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.

Antibiotics and Vaccines

8. 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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