Learning Outcomes for Study Session 32

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

32.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 32.1, 32.3 and 32.4)

32.2  Name the common types of faeco-orally transmitted diseases in Ethiopia, the infectious agents that cause them, and the main routes of transmission. (SAQs 32.1, 32.2 and 32.4)

32.3  Describe the characteristic symptoms and signs of faeco-oral diseases, and explain why diarrhoea can be life-threatening. (SAQ 32.3)

32.4  Describe how you would treat mild cases of faeco-oral disease, and when you would refer severe cases for laboratory investigation and/or specialised treatment. (SAQ 32.3)

32.5  Suggest effective ways to prevent and control faeco-oral diseases at the community level. (SAQs 32.2 and 32.4)

Study Session 32  General Features of Faeco-Orally Transmitted Diseases

32.1  Classification of faeco-oral diseases and their infectious agents