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PREVENTIVE COMMUNITY MEDICINE 1

Exercise Worksheet

General Instructions:
Preventive Community Medicine is a board examination subject. This is your official worksheet for
PCM 1. Each Unit is scored 20 points as the highest and 1 as the lowest; graded according to the PCM rubrics
(attached). Each exercise has its own corresponding points conferring to the gravity of the question/s or
statement/s as required from you. Write your answers/responses using a black ball point. Graphs, pictures,
illustrations and diagrams should be drawn accordingly.

Unit 1: General Overview and Principles of Epidemiology


Situation: Review the cluster of cases of Encephalitis caused by West Nile Virus (WNV) infection among
residents from Queens, New York. Remember that WNV, transmitted by mosquitoes, had never been
identified in North America. Describe the information you obtained as used in:

1. Assessing the community’s health (5 points)


2. Making decisions for individual patients (5 points)
3. Documenting the clinical picture of the illness (5 points)
4. Searching for causes to prevent future outbreaks (5 points)
5 4 3 2 1
Comprehensively Well Written Well Written but Weak; Lacks Poorly Written
Written without Balance Organization
Uses all documents, Uses documents but Acceptable thesis but no Simple thesis and Barely addresses the
strong thesis, outside without synthesis and balance from synthesis without use of outside question/statement
information application to the versus analysis information; weak
information required association from
documents presented

Unit 2: Data Organizing, Assortment, Utilization, and Biostatistics in Epidemiology


Situation: Given the RVS Code or ICD 10 code, describe as required:

A. A97.0 (DENGUE WITHOUT WARNING SIGNS; DENGUE FEVER (DF) DENGUE HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER GRADES 1 AND 2; DENGUE
HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER WITHOUT WARNING SIGNS)

B. P39.3 (NEONATAL URINARY TRACT INFECTION)

1. Clinical description (5 points)


2. Laboratory criteria for diagnosis (5 points)
3. Case classification (5 points)
4. Case definition (5 points)
5 4 3 2 1
Comprehensively Well Written Well Written but Weak; Lacks Poorly Written
Written without Balance Organization
Uses all documents, Uses documents but Acceptable thesis but no Simple thesis without Barely addresses the
strong basis, outside without basis and supporting documents organization question/statement
information application to the
information required
Unit 3: Measures of Risk
Situation: Given the data below, provide the answers as required:

A. Describing a bar graph

1. Compare the results of the graph (5 points)


2. Contrast the results of the graph (5 points)
3. What is the general formation of the graph presented? (5 points)
4. Explain the implication/s of graph’s formation in relevance to epidemiology. (5 points)
5 4 3 2 1
Comprehensively Well Written Well Written but Weak; Lacks Poorly Written
Written without Balance Organization
Uses all documents, Uses documents but Acceptable thesis but no Simple thesis without Barely addresses the
strong basis, outside without basis and supporting documents organization question/statement
information application to the
information required
B. Describing a line graph

1. Compare the results of the graph (5 points)


2. Contrast the results of the graph (5 points)
3. What is the general formation of the graph presented? (5 points)
4. Explain the implication/s of graph’s formation in relevance to epidemiology. (5 points)
5 4 3 2 1
Comprehensively Well Written Well Written but Weak; Lacks Poorly Written
Written without Balance Organization
Uses all documents, Uses documents but Acceptable thesis but no Simple thesis without Barely addresses the
strong basis, outside without basis and supporting documents organization question/statement
information application to the
information required
Unit 4: Displaying Public Health Data
Situation: Provide the latest statistical public health data (2010 – 2016) of the Philippines in terms of:

1. Crude Birth Rate


2. Crude Death Rate
3. Swaroop’s Index
4. Infant Morbidity Rate
5. Infant Mortality Rate
6. Maternal Mortality Rate
7. Population Density in Region VII
8. Over-all Death Rate
9. Average Life Expectancy
10. Top 10 Causes of Infant Morbidity and Mortality (2016)
PREVENTIVE COMMUNITY MEDICINE 1

Exercise Worksheet

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