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National Open University Exam Past Question – CHS 318 MAY/JUNE 2012 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA CHS 318. Communicable Diseases

14-16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

MAY/JUNE 2012 EXAMINATION

 

 

CHS 318. Communicable Diseases

TIME ALLOWED: 3HRS

 

INSTRUCTION: Answer any 5 Questions only.

 

  1. (a). What do you understand by the concept of International Health ? (4Marks) (b). List 9 diseases that are of concern in International Health. (9Marks)

(c). Enumerate 7 key activities of the WHO in Nigeria, in the past and present. (7Marks)

 

  1. 2. Write short notes on the following: (20Marks)
  2. i. Opportunistic Infection. ii.   Case Fatality     iii. Infestation

 

  1. iv. Eradication v. Elimination.

 

 

 

  1. (a). List Five (5) Strategies of Primary Prevention of Diseases. (5Marks) (b). Write briefly on any three of these strategies. (15Marks)

 

  1. (a). What are the objectives of Surveillance? (7Marks) (b) Enumerate Five methods of Surveillance. (5Marks)

(c). What are the advantages and disadvantages of Sentinel Reporting System. (8Marks)

 

  1. 5. Discuss the epidemiology of AIDS under the following parameters:

Mode of transmission; Incubation period; Major signs in adult; Minor Signs in Adult;

and General preventive measures. (20 Marks)

 

  1. 6. Write short notes on the following :

(a). Functions of the WHO.      (7Marks)

(b). Functions of the UNICEF.        (7Marks)

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(c). Internationally Notifiable Diseases in Nigeria. (6Marks)

 

7. Discuss the epidemiology of Dracunculiasis under the following headings: Epidemiology; Reservoir of infection; Mode of transmission; Symptoms; Treatment and Control strategies. (20Marks)

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