Write an essay in which you first clearly identify a single major achievement in Epidemiology (e.g. Smallpox HIV/AIDS Tobacco Use Cholera). Briefly describe one

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Write an essay in which you first clearly identify a single major achievement in Epidemiology (e.g. Smallpox HIV/AIDS Tobacco Use Cholera). Briefly describe one

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? Write 2–3 paragraphs and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.

 

Public Health and Epidemiology

Write an essay in which you first clearly identify a single major achievement in Epidemiology (e.g. Smallpox HIV/AIDS Tobacco Use Cholera). 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.

(1.) Which single achievement in Epidemiology is of particular interest to you? (Some examples include Smallpox HIV/AIDS Tobacco Use and Cholera). Write 2–3 sentences maximum.

(2.) 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.

(3.) 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. Write 2–3 paragraphs about this and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.

(4.) 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.

(5.) 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? Write 2–3 paragraphs and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.

** REQUIRED READING **

(1) Boston University School of Public Health. (2015). A brief history of public health: 20th century public health achievements. Retrieved from http://sphweb.bumc.bu.edu/otlt/MPH-Modules/PH/PublicHealthHistory/publichealthhistory9.html

(2) Burris S. (2017). The legal infrastructure of public health [Video presentation]. Temple University of Department of Public Health and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Accessed from https://vimeopro.com/aptr/phlm/video/75320296