Epidemiology is the study of epidemics. More specifically, it is the
study of the occurrence and distribution of health problems. Using any
of the epidemiological techniques outlined in the chapters from this
week’s reading, address the questions for one of the case studies
- Epidemiological Case #1: Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas
- Epidemiological Case #2: Norovirus in Vermont
There are two parts to this assignment:
Part I: Provide a brief statement of the investigative
issue. Describe the epidemiological steps you would take by addressing
the questions asked within the case study you select.
Part II: Address the questions noted at the end of your
selected case study. Your paper should be at least four pages in
length, but can exceed this depending on how much detail you provide on
the epidemiological steps you take for your case. You should use at
least one additional scholarly source in addition to the textbook.
Format your paper and all citations according to APA style guidelines as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
For the assignment due on day 7, you are to select one of the case assignments
found under the Week 2 assignment tab. With this assignment, instead
of writing a paper, you may copy each question and provide your response
below each question. The assignment should be completed in a MS Word
document. As a reminder, there is a Part I and a Part II.
You should use at least one additional scholarly source in addition to
the textbook. Format your paper and all citations according to APA style
guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.