STUDY GUIDE FOR THE 1ST SAS5 DISEASE AND SOCIETY MID�TERM EXAM

STUDY GUIDE FOR THE - STUDY GUIDE FOR THE 1ST SAS5 DISEASE AND SOCIETY MID TERM EXAM This study guide was prepared with the hope that it will be

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STUDY GUIDE FOR THE 1 ST SAS5 DISEASE AND SOCIETY MID‐ TERM EXAM This study guide was prepared with the hope that it will be helpful in preparing you for your first SAS5 midterm exam. It provides examples of questions that you can expect to see on the exam. Some of the questions on the exam might appear as printed below, others might be variations on the topic. The exam also will feature questions that relate to the concept rather than content of what was presented in class. Most questions will be ‘short answer’, with some ‘multiple choice’. Lecture 1 What was the name of the UC Davis chancellor who played a key role in establishing the bicycle infrastructure and culture on his campus? Emril Mrak Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is regarded by many as the ‘father of the microscope’. His drawings feature many ‘animalcules’. By what common term do we refer to these ‘little animals’ today? Animalcules are also known as microorganisms Which of the following statements about Dutch Elm Disease is true: A) it is caused by a fungus; B) it is spread by a beetle; C) it wiped out many of the elm trees in the eastern US in the middle of the last century; D) all of the above. D: all of the above What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? AIDS is a disease of the immune system that is caused from HIV, a virus In 2010, HIV/AIDS was removed from the list of so‐called “communicable diseases of public health significance”. What did this mean for travelers with HIV/AIDS entering the US? Travelers with HIV/AIDS entering the US did not have to follow through in tedious processes and formally declare that they were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, to avoid being penalized, upon entering the US Lecture 2 What do the following diseases have in common: Pott’s disease, tuberculous spondylitis, and vertebral caries? They all follow under the same disease taxonomy (classification scheme of diseases) The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) uses codes to classify diseases and related health problems. Give one example of how these codes are used. EX: A18.0 M49.0 A18.0: stands for tuberculosis of bones/joints M49.0: classifies as spondylopathies ICD is used as public health/morbidity data to track certain diseases and to understand where how they are spread and where they are prevalent Who are the beneficiaries of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act?
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The victims that became “sick” from the 9/11 attacks benefit from this act, receiving medical care and compensation from the government What is the ‘etiology’ of a disease? The ‘etiology’ decribes the cause of the disease, how it originates Cystic fibrosis is a) a genetic disease, b) an infectious disease, or c) a little bit of both. Explain answer c). Cystic fibrosis is a little bit of both a genetic disease as well as an infectious disease; it is genetic as it
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2011 for the course SAS 005 taught by Professor Leveau during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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STUDY GUIDE FOR THE - STUDY GUIDE FOR THE 1ST SAS5 DISEASE AND SOCIETY MID TERM EXAM This study guide was prepared with the hope that it will be

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