Which single achievement in Epidemiology is of particular interest to you?

Module 3 – Background
PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
Required Reading
Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R. & Kjellström, T. (2006). Chapter 1, What is Epidemiology? Basic epidemiology. 2nd edition. Retrieved from http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R. & Kjellström, T. (2006). Chapter 2, Measuring Health and Disease. Basic epidemiology. 2nd edition. Retrieved from http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
Additional Reading (Optional)
Bowers, D. (2008). Chapter 8: Probability Risk and Odds. In: Medical Statistics from Scratch. An Introduction for Health Professionals. 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. West Sussex, England. Retrieved from ebrary via Trident’s Online Library. Read Chapter 8, starting on page 115.
Carr, S., Unwin, N. and Pless-Mulloli, T. (2007, Sep.). Chapter 2: Sources and critical use of health information. In: Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology. Open University Press. Buckingham, GBR. LC Call Number: RA440 — .C312 2007eb. eISBN: 9780335233854. pISBN: 9780335216246. Dewey Decimal Number: 614/ OCLC Number: 646747785. Available in eBrary via The Online Library.
Carr, S., Unwin, N. and Pless-Mulloli, T. (2007, Sep.). Chapter 4: Measures of Risk. In: Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology. Open University Press. Buckingham, GBR
LC Call Number: RA440 — .C312 2007eb. eISBN: 9780335233854. pISBN: 9780335216246
Dewey Decimal Number: 614/ OCLC Number: 646747785. Available in eBrary.
Coggon D., Rose, G., and Barker, DJP. (2003, May). Chapters 1-3 (pages 1-20) 1: What is Epidemiology? 2. Comparing disease rates. 3. Quantifying disease in populations Epidemiology for the Uninitiated (5th Edition). BMJ Books. London, GBR. LC Call Number: RA651 — .C62 2003eb eISBN: 9781405146104 pISBN: 9780727916044 Dewey Decimal Number: 614.4 OCLC Number: 647253579. Available in eBrary.
Additional Resources (Optional)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2012). Human Health Risk Assessment. Retrieved from http://epa.gov/riskassessment/health-risk.htm
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2012). Epidemiology: some basic concepts and definitions. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/Wairdocs/ILRI/x5436E/x5436e04.htm
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2012). Health System Measurement Project. Population Health. Retrieved from https://healthmeasures.aspe.hhs.gov/topic/F
Videojug (2012). Epidemiology Basics: video interview with Featured Expert Dr. Robert Friis. Retrieved from http://www.videojug.com/interview/epidemiology-basics-2
References used in this module’s homepage, listed FYI
Coggon D., Rose, G., and Barker, DJP. (2003, May). Epidemiology for the Uninitiated (5th Edition). BMJ Books. London, GBR. LC Call Number: RA651 — .C62 2003eb eISBN: 9781405146104.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2012). Epidemiology: some basic concepts and definitions. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/Wairdocs/ILRI/x5436E/x5436e04.htm
Mac Mahon, B., and Trichopoulos, D. (1996) Epidemiology: Principles and Methods. Little, Brown. Boston.
Schneider, MJ (2006). Introduction to Public Health: Second Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-3000-0.
Module 3 – Case
PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
Case Assignment
Read the module Home page and required readings. Read through this assignment, including the instructions, and the Assignment Expectations.
Please write an essay in which you first clearly identify a single major achievement in Epidemiology (e.g., Smallpox, HIV/AIDS, Tobacco Use, Cholera). Then briefly describe one important tool that is used to measure its occurrence in a population. Briefly identify one source of public health data on that issue. Finally, incorporating the concepts of risk and rates, briefly discuss at least one major factor that influenced its occurrence.
Instructions
You can submit your paper in Question and Answer format. In other words, list the questions and provide a short answer to each.
Which single achievement in Epidemiology is of particular interest to you? (Some examples include Smallpox, HIV/AIDS, Tobacco Use, and Cholera). Please write 2–3 sentences maximum.
Briefly describe that achievement in Epidemiology (1–2 paragraphs). In what era did this achievement occur? Be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.
Briefly describe one important tool that can be used to measure its occurrence in a population. Examples of Tools include surveys, surveillance, and biological monitoring. Please write 2–3 paragraphs about this, and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.
Please identify one specific source of public health data on that issue and write one paragraph about it. Provide a description of the source and a link (i.e., hyperlink or URL) directly to the data source.
Incorporating what you learned in this module about risk and rates, what would you say was one major factor that influenced the achievement of this occurrence? Please write 2–3 paragraphs and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.
Assignment Expectations
Length: 2–3 pages.
Your work will be evaluated based on the grading rubric criteria. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.
Module 3 – SLP
PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
Read the module Home page and required readings. Read through this assignment and the Assignment Expectations.
As we learned in Module 2 there are four foundation health measures that serve as indicators of progress towards achieving the goals of Healthy People 2020. For this component of the Session Long Project, we will discuss a specific example of how one of the four foundation health measures may be used to measure effectiveness of achieving the goal please answer the following questions.
Instructions
You can submit your paper in a question-and-answer format. In other words, list the questions and provide a short answer to each.
What was the foundation health measure that you chose?
For the controversial Public Health topic that you identified in Module 1, explain how one of the four foundation health measures can be used to measure effectiveness of achieving the goal. Please write 3–4 paragraphs and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: 2–3 pages.
Your work will be evaluated based on the grading rubric criteria. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.

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