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Study guide for exam 1

Study guide for exam 1
*There are 29 questions. 2 short answer, 3 matching and 24 either multiple choice or
multiple select (select all that apply)
What is Public Health
*What are the Key words you would include in a definition of public health (population,
prevention, education for example)
*Difference between medical field and public health (review the PowerPoint which
covers the unique features of public health)
* Levels of prevention > definitions and examples
*Core functions > definitions and examples
* Determinants of health > Definition, examples
Infectious Diseases
*Review the class activity for infectious diseases. You will not need to know any
specifics about measles
*the epidemiological triangle > examples
*epidemic, pandemic, endemic > definitions, examples
*Incubation period, communicable period, herd immunity
*Elimination vs eradication
*What is an STD? (You do not need to memorize the signs and symptoms of each )
*Which are curable?
*Why screen women?
*Which causes greatest amount of infertility?
*How to take a sexual history/ Why is it important?
*Who is at high risk for contracting STD’s?
*important patient education
*What are the local, national, global statistics on STD’s? (do not need exact numbers.
Consider each STD we discussed and if it is endemic, epidemic, pandemic)
Epidemiology and Surveillance
*Review your Epidemiology and Surveillance assignment
*Key Terms > Epidemiology
These are the terms to know for this exam. However, there are many terms in this
chapter and you will see them on your Community ATI test, so you should be studying
ALL of the terms for that exam.
Attack rate
Case fatality rate
Incidence vs prevalence
Descriptive epidemiology vs analytic epidemiology
Types of studies > cohort, case control, cross sectional, ecological
Key Terms > Surveillance
Uses of Public Health Surveillance
What is the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System? Why was it created?
Case definition
Types of Surveillance > Passive, Active, Sentinel, Special
Objectives of a disease investigation
Steps in the investigation