Explain the biological and molecular basis of public health [MPH.BIO.04]

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Explain the biological and molecular basis of public health [MPH.BIO.04]

Analyze how biology assists public health in planning implementing and evaluating local or global public health programs and interventions. Analyze the relationship between biology and public health’s attempts to mitigate diseases.

 

Outcomes
ASPPH MPH Core Competencies (MPH)
Upon successful completion of Milestone One you should be able to:

  • Explain the biological and molecular basis of public health [MPH.BIO.04]
  • Apply biological principles to development and implementation of disease prevention control or management programs [MPH.BIO.08]
  • Integrate general biological and molecular concepts into public health [MPH.BIO.10]

Overview
Milestone One: Introduction
In Module Two you will submit a paper that describes the health issue how the issue developed why the pathogen is a concern based on its molecular and biological components and that includes a general discussion of how biology informs public health programs and interventions. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone One Rubric.
Prompt

You will select a case scenario focused on a biologic agent and perform a case analysis. You will analyze the influences on the agent the impact of the agent on society and determine an appropriate strategy to combat the agent.

Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:

  1. Introduction: In this section you will set the stage for your analysis by describing the public health issue its development and its concern to public health.
  2. Describe the public health issue in your selected scenario and its importance and relevance to the world.
    B. Outline how the issue has developed providing specifics around the biological and molecular components.
    C. Explain why based on its biological and molecular components this pathogen is of concern to public health.
    D. Analyze how biology assists public health in planning implementing and evaluating local or global public health programs and interventions. In other words analyze the relationship between biology and public health’s attempts to mitigate diseases.