Epidemiology: Decoding The Science Of Public Health (PUBH – 6035 – 2) Module 1 Quiz

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Question 1

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

[removed]True

[removed]False

1.6 points  

Question 2

  1. The Framingham study was a:
[removed]a.Retrospective cohort study.
[removed]b.Case-control study.
[removed]c.Cross-sectional study.
[removed]d.Prospective cohort study.

1.7 points  

Question 3

  1. Epidemiology includes the study of: 
[removed]a.Human behavior 
[removed]b.Accidents
[removed]c.Disease
[removed]d.All of the above
[removed]e.None of the above

1.7 points  

Question 4

  1. The definition of epidemiology involves all of the following EXCEPT:
[removed]a.Identification of determinants
[removed]b.Measuring the distribution of disease
[removed]c.Individuals
[removed]d.Application 
[removed]e.The definition includes all of the above

1.7 points  

Question 5

  1. Who evaluated the Bills of Mortality?
[removed]a.William Farr
[removed]b.John Graunt
[removed]c.Hippocrates
[removed]d.George Soper

1.7 points  

Question 6

  1. Who helped to establish the germ theory of disease?
[removed]a.James Lind
[removed]b.John Snow
[removed]c.Louis Pasteur
[removed]d.Florence Nightingale

1.7 points  

Question 7

  1. Who showed that poor diet could result in scurvy?
[removed]a.James Lind
[removed]b.John Snow
[removed]c.Louis Pasteur
[removed]d.Florence Nightingale

1.7 points  

Question 8

  1. The web of causation includes host and environmental determinants.

[removed]True

[removed]False

1.6 points  

Question 9

  1. 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.

[removed]True

[removed]False

1.6 points  

Question 10

  1. Which sequence below represents the chronological evolution of disease causation approaches in epidemiology (from oldest to newest)?
[removed]a.Web of causation -> Germ theory -> Body humor imbalance-> Ecosocial framework
[removed]b.Germ theory -> Body humor imbalance -> Ecosocial framework -> Web of causation
[removed]c.Body humor imbalance -> Germ theory -> Web of causation -> Ecosocial framework
[removed]d.Body humor imbalance -> Web of causation -> Ecosocial framework -> Germ theory

1.7 points  

Question 11

  1. Which of the following are essential attributes of causes (choose all that apply)?
[removed]a.Time order
[removed]b.Environmental factors
[removed]c.Association
[removed]d.Direction

1.7 points  

Question 12

  1. How much of the increase in U.S. life expectancy since the 20th century can be attributed to public health improvements?
[removed]a.25%
[removed]b.57%
[removed]c.83%
[removed]d.75%

1.7 points  

Question 13

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

[removed]True

[removed]False

1.6 points  

Question 14

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

[removed]True

[removed]False

1.6 points  

Question 15

  1. Which of the following innovations did The Streptomycin Tuberulosis Trial employ (choose all that apply)?
[removed]a.Consideration of the ethical issues involved
[removed]b.Randomization to treatment and control groups
[removed]c.Masking the investigators
[removed]d.Restrictions on eligibility of patients

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