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BHS210 – M1C-Intro to Epidemiology – 2 pages
Before you begin this assignment, read through the Home page and the required readings. Specifically, view the E-learning course – Introduction to epidemiology video.
As a health officer, you have been asked to discuss the subject of epidemiology to high school students getting ready to enroll in Winterton College.
Your task is as follows:
1. Define to them the field of epidemiology.
2. Briefly list a historical evolution of epidemiology.
3. Explain the terms outbreak and epidemic.
4. The Introduction to epidemiology video discussed the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in 1976. Briefly describe the case in terms of time, place, and person; and, what should have been the first step the Pennsylvania Department of Health should have followed?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2012). Lesson one: Introduction to epidemiology. Principles of epidemiology in public health practice (pp. 1-1:1-20). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Workforce and Career Development. https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson1/section6.html
Begum, F. (2016). Mapping disease: John Snow and Cholera. https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/library-and-publications/library/blog/mapping-disease-john-snow-and-cholera/
Lippi, D., Gotuzzo, E., & Caini, S. (2016). Cholera. Microbiology Spectrum, 4(4), PoH-0012-2015. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.PoH-0012-2015. Available in the Trident Online Library.
World Health Organization (WHO). (2020). Infectious diseases. https://www.who.int/topics/infectious_diseases/en/
World Health Organization (WHO). (2020). Vector-borne diseases. https://www.who.int/heli/risks/vectors/vector/en/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2020). Salmonellosis. [Technical information]. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/
Materials Used in This Module
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). E-learning course – Introduction to epidemiology. Accessed from https://www.cdc.gov/publichealth101/e-learning/epidemiology/