HW #1 epidemiology and ethics_SOLUTIONS

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Homework on epidemiology and ethics Learning objectives: Define the following terms: epidemiology, epidemiologic transition, surveillance, informed consent Understand the differences between primary, secondary and tertiary prevention Identify each piece of the host-agent-environment triangle Instructions: Read chapters 1-2 from the Gordis textbook and complete the questions below. 1. Define epidemiology. The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations and the application of this study to the control of health problems. 2. What are two uses of epidemiology? - Investigate outbreak of disease - Describe distribution of disease - Monitor trends of disease rates - Investigate causes of disease - Analyze relationship between exposure and outcome 3. Contrast the public health approach vs the medical approach. Public Health Medical Focus Community/Group/Population Individual Emphasis Prevention Diagnosis/Treatment Intervention Behavior/Lifestyle/Environmen t Medical care (medications. Surgery, etc)
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course PH 150A taught by Professor Adams during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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