SG20 - MIBO 3000: Chapter 20 Study Guide Epidemiology and...

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Epidemiology and Human Disease This section is mostly definitions. Unfortunately, that means that this study guide will consist of mainly defining terms. However, if you can define these terms, you should be able to tackle any multiple-choice question that you encounter. Introduction: Vocabulary Define epidemiology (discussed in class) : Define epidemic : Define pandemic : Define outbreak : Define endemic : Distinguishing between endemic and epidemic disease requires background information derived from surveillance This means that physicians are sometimes required (by law) to report specific cases of diseases to state or national authorities o These “specific cases” are usually serious/detrimental to your health and are known as reportable diseases Sometimes, the CDC will send an investigation team to formulate a case definition. What is a case definition ? Define
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SG20 - MIBO 3000: Chapter 20 Study Guide Epidemiology and...

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