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Public & World Health Issues - Chapter Summary
This chapter has been assembled by our professional instructors to provide you with a review of public and world health issues. The short, engaging lessons are mobile device compatible so that you may have a versatile way to study:
- The difference between public health and individual health
- Things people can do to help control the spread of diseases
- How vaccinations and immunotherapy boost immune systems
- Global health issues and why they are spreading
- Major health issues in the United States
After each lesson be sure to complete the lesson's transcript to improve your retention of the information presented. Then complete the lesson's quiz to discover topics you don't understand, and use the video tags from your quiz results to return to and reinforce your understanding of the parts of the lesson that explained these topics.
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.
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. Vaccination and Immunotherapy
This lesson will discuss the basics of how diseases can be prevented or treated using our own immune system's components. We'll talk about vaccination and immunotherapy as well as some specific examples, such as the BCG vaccine, monoclonal antibodies, and more.
4. Types of Global Health Issues
The following lesson will define what a global health issue is and discuss the cause for their spreading, as well as provide examples of major global health issues. A short quiz will follow the lesson.
5. Major Health Problems in the United States
Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.
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