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Ch 2: Personal Health & Wellness

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Strengthen your knowledge of personal health and wellness with our short video lessons. This chapter covers causes, prevention and control of disease as well as lifestyle choices and personal wellness decisions.

Personal Health & Wellness - Chapter Summary

This chapter's video lessons center on personal health and wellness concepts, in addition to related terminology. Watching the videos allows you to explore the different ways we fight disease, ranging from the body's immune system to vaccines and other medical treatments.

Our experienced instructors also guide you through examples of different types of diseases and their causes. The importance of good hygiene and lifestyle choices is emphasized as well. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define locus of control
  • Explain the immune system's function
  • Distinguish between communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Identify ways to prevent and control disease
  • Understand the etiology of disease
  • Describe reasons for making good lifestyle choices
  • Recognize the connection between good hygiene and health

We believe learning should be fun and convenient. Our video lessons, which are typically less than 10 minutes long, are available whenever you want to watch them on your computer or mobile device. The videos are filled with engaging graphics and real-world examples to drive these health and wellness concepts home. Our lessons also include transcripts and multiple-choice quizzes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 2: Personal Health & Wellness
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Locus of Control: Definition & Relation to Wellness

1. Locus of Control: Definition & Relation to Wellness

Are you an internally or externally focused person? What does that really all mean? How does it affect your view of the world and your potential successes and failures? This and more will be discussed in this lesson.

What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens

2. What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the immune system. You'll learn about the innate and adaptive immune system, Edward Jenner, haptens and immune tolerance.

Epidemiology of Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases

3. Epidemiology of Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases

Within the field of epidemiology, there are two major classifications of disease: communicable and non-communicable. Today you will learn the differences between these classifications, as well as some examples of each.

Disease Control & Prevention

4. 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.

Etiology of Disease: Definition & Example

5. Etiology of Disease: Definition & Example

In this lesson, you're going to learn what etiology means and how etiology is broken down into three main categories. You'll also go over a concrete example to demonstrate the etiology of a disease.

Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

6. Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

What are lifestyle choices? What are acute and chronic problems? Which U.S. agencies are important for disease prevention? You'll find out about this and more in this lesson!

Mitigating the Effects of Personal Health Risk Factors

7. Mitigating the Effects of Personal Health Risk Factors

There are several personal health risk factors that can increase your chances of serious health issues. This lesson takes a look at some common risk factors that can be addressed before they become much larger problems.

The Importance of Personal Hygiene

8. 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.

How Health Policy Affects Community Health

9. How Health Policy Affects Community Health

Do we really need the government telling us what to do when it comes to our health? Why or why not? The answer may surprise you as we'll go over how health policy affect community health in more than one way.

Community Health Agencies: List & Purpose

10. Community Health Agencies: List & Purpose

There are many different agencies to support the health and well-being of communities. In this lesson, we will learn more about community health and specific agencies and what they do.

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