Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health (PUBH – 6035 – 2) Module 1 Quiz

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Question 1 Epidemiology involves studying infectious communicable disease, not events like injury, obesity, mental health disorders, and seat belt use.

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Question 2 The Framingham study was a:

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Retrospective cohort study.

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Case-control study.

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Cross-sectional study.

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Prospective cohort study.

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Question 3 Epidemiology includes the study of: 

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Human behavior 

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Accidents

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Disease

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All of the above

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e.

None of the above

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Question 4 The definition of epidemiology involves all of the following EXCEPT:

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Identification of determinants

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Measuring the distribution of disease

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Individuals

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Application 

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The definition includes all of the above

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Question 5 Who evaluated the Bills of Mortality?

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William Farr

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John Graunt

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Hippocrates

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d.

George Soper

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Question 6 Who helped to establish the germ theory of disease?

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James Lind

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John Snow

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Louis Pasteur

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d.

Florence Nightingale

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Question 7 Who showed that poor diet could result in scurvy?

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James Lind

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John Snow

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Louis Pasteur

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d.

Florence Nightingale

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Question 8 The web of causation includes host and environmental determinants.

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Question 9 A cause of disease is an event, condition, or characteristic that preceded the disease and without which the disease would either not have occurred or would have occurred later.

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Question 10 Which sequence below represents the chronological evolution of disease causation approaches in epidemiology (from oldest to newest)?

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Web of causation -> Germ theory -> Body humor imbalance-> Ecosocial framework

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Germ theory -> Body humor imbalance -> Ecosocial framework -> Web of causation

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Body humor imbalance -> Germ theory -> Web of causation -> Ecosocial framework

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Body humor imbalance -> Web of causation -> Ecosocial framework -> Germ theory

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Question 11 Which of the following are essential attributes of causes (choose all that apply)?

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Time order

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Environmental factors

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Association

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Direction

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Question 12 How much of the increase in U.S. life expectancy since the 20th century can be attributed to public health improvements?

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25%

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57%

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83%

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d.

75%

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Question 13 The purpose of disease surveillance is to monitor aspects of dsease occurrence that are pertinent to effective control.

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Question 14 John Snow used mortality data developed by William Farr to test a hypothesis that cholera was spread by contaminated water.

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Question 15 Which of the following innovations did The Streptomycin Tuberulosis Trial employ (choose all that apply)?

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Consideration of the ethical issues involved

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Randomization to treatment and control groups

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Masking the investigators

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Restrictions on eligibility of patients

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