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What is the Biomedical model?

- The biomedical model is when illness is understood in terms of biological and physiological processes

- Treatment involves physical intervention (drugs, surgery)


Which 2 factors have led to huge advances in healthcare?

- Medical advances e.g. vaccines, new drugs and improvements in surgical techniques

- Social improvements e.g. better housing, sanitation and diet


Distinguish between the common illnesses and causes of death at the start and end of the 20th century

Start of 20th century – TB, pneumonia, measles and diphtheria

- End of 20th century – Heart disease, cancer, stroke, respiratory disease


What is the biopsychosocial model of health?

The biopsychosocial model is a framework that states interactions between biological, psychological and social factors determine the cause, manifestation and outcome of wellness and disease


Identify 3 psychological factors in the biopsychosocial model

- Cognition 

- Emotion 

- Behaviour


Identify 3 biological factors in the biopsychosocial model

- Physiology 

- Genetics 

- Pathogens 


Identify 3 social factors in the biopsychosocial model

- Social class

- Employment 

- Social support