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Ch 34: PLACE Elementary Education: Public Health

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Review concepts and aspects of public health using our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes. These lessons will prepare you for questions found on the PLACE Elementary Education exam.

PLACE Elementary Education: Public Health - Chapter Summary

The lessons contained in this chapter focus on public health issues and policies. You will explore health care laws, systems and structures, as well as review relevant term definitions. Once you have a firm grasp of these concepts, you should be able to answer questions on the PLACE Elementary Education exam about:

  • Basic principles of public health
  • The impact of economics and economic status on public health
  • Affects of health policy and laws
  • Disease control and prevention strategies
  • Causes of substance abuse
  • Characteristics of the U.S. health care system
  • Health information sources
  • Marketing of health care products and services

The narrative text of each lesson is supported by detailed examples to help clarify the topics discussed. You will have the opportunity to assess what you have learned and gauge your readiness in taking the PLACE Elementary Education exam by taking the quizzes accompanying the lessons.

PLACE Elementary Education: Public Health Chapter Objectives

The Public Health chapter is designed to help you develop a deeper understanding of community and individual health issues and practices. You will encounter questions about public health in the Wellness & Physical Education section of the PLACE Elementary Education exam.

Aspiring teachers seeking licensure in Colorado must pass the appropriate PLACE exam. These exams are used to measure an educator's knowledge level and instructional capabilities at the K-12 levels. The Elementary Education exam is an initial licensure exam covering, in addition to wellness & physical education, math, science, social studies, literacy/language arts and humanities. All PLACE exams require a passing score of 220.

12 Lessons in Chapter 34: PLACE Elementary Education: Public Health
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Public Health? - Definition & Principles

1. What is Public Health? - Definition & Principles

Have you ever wondered how you can help improve the health of the entire community? In this lesson, you will learn about public health. As opposed to helping people one-by-one, public health policies and practices help large numbers of people become healthier.

Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income

2. Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income

What is the relationship between economy and health? In this lesson, we discuss differences in healthcare and medical issues in low-income versus high-income countries. We also define social epidemiology and discuss the link between poverty and poor health.

How Socioeconomic Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

3. How Socioeconomic Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

This lessons examines some of the fundamental differences of socioeconomic status, as well as how these issues interact with a person's health and their chronic conditions.

How Health Policy Affects Community Health

4. 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.

Disease Control & Prevention

5. 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.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

6. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

7. Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

This lesson will explain the major aspects of health insurance and its role in your health care costs. We will discuss premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, copays, and more!

The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access

8. The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access

This lesson will explore the issues associated with the costs and quality of health care access, as well as what HMOs, PPOs, POS, HSAs, Medicare, and Medicaid are.

Health Care Systems: Types & Concept

9. Health Care Systems: Types & Concept

In this lesson, we will take a look at the different types of health care systems and how they affect the lives and well-being of communities around the world.

How Government & Private Agencies Prevent Disease

10. How Government & Private Agencies Prevent Disease

There are governmental and private agencies involved in health research and disease prevention. This lesson discusses three of these organizations: the CDC, the NIH, and the American Cancer Society.

Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

11. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.

Evaluating Marketing Claims About Health Services

12. Evaluating Marketing Claims About Health Services

Marketing claims promise wonders for our body and health. Those claims are important when it comes to choosing a product, but they can also be very misleading. The main questions around health claims are: do they actually reflect the reality in the package and do they meet health promises?

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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