Threats to health and Health promotion

Quiz for students studying health and disease module - some basic principles of threats to health and health promotion.


1. What were the first steps towards the elimination of typhoid?

  • Antibiotics
  • Chlorination
  • Disinfectants
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2. What is an epidemic?

  • When a disease occurs in excess of what is normally to be expected within a population
  • When an infection goes global
  • When everyone will become infected with a disease

3. What is the Behaviour change approah?

  • Encourage individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles and vies health as the property of the individual
  • Primary prevention (education), Secondary prevention (screening, and tertiary prevention (rehabilitation) to prevent premature deaths
  • targets groups and populations to promote positive health

4. What are the aims of the social change approach?

  • using the media to encourage people to change behaviour
  • targets groups and populations to promote positive health
  • Provide knowledge and information to people so they can make informed decisions about their behaviour. Professional acts as a catalyst for change.

5. The tetanus bacterium is a.....

  • can live in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions
  • obligate anaerobic bacteria
  • aerobic bacteria


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