Kenyatta University Bachelor Of Science In Health Systems (Health Systems) Epidemiology For Health Records And Information Management I  Question Paper

Exam Name: Epidemiology For Health Records And Information Management I 

Course: Bachelor Of Science In Health Systems (Health Systems)

Institution/Board: Kenyatta University

Exam Year:2012

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2011/2012
SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
(HEALTH RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT)
PHI 108: EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR HEALTH RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT I
DATE: FRIDAY, 30TH MARCH 2012 TIME: 2.00 P.M. – 4.00 P.M.
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Section: Answer all the questions.

1.Explain the following terms as used in epidemiology.(8 marks)
a)Distribution

b)Determinants

c)Pandemic

d)Herd immunity

2.Classify the different types of vaccines available in Kenya and give examples.
(4 marks)

3.Briefly discuss four main sources of mortality data (4 marks)

4.Differentiate between incidence and prevalence and explain how incidence of a disease
influences its prevalence. (4 marks)

SECTION B: Answer question 1 and any other two questions.
1.Define community and explain the following concepts in community health. (20 marks)

a)Community diagnosis

b)Goals of community diagnosis

c)Indicators of a community’s health

2.Discuss malaria under the following subheadings. (15 marks)

a)Infectious agent

b)Mode of transmission

c)Environmental and host factors that favour transmission

d)Prevention measures

3.Discuss the different modes of transmission of communicable diseases(15 marks)

4.Discuss 5 measures used to control epidemics. (15 marks)



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