Assignment #1: Epidemiology (Week 2)
- Identify a communicable or infectious disease entity that has occurred either in the United Sates or any other country.
- Describe the natural history of the disease.
- Briefly describe the pathophysiology, and the signs and symptoms of the disease
- Apply all three parts of the epidemiological triangle: What was the agent?
- Who was the hosts and what host factors contributed to contracting the disease?
- Describe the environment in which the epidemic took place.
- Address the following issues with regard to the disease entity you’ve chosen: Communicability, Prevalence (provide statistics)
- Discuss the factors that contribute to the spread of the disease
- Identify three evidence-based management modalities
- Discuss the status of the disease as compared with the objectives and goals in Healthy People 2020
- Length: Minimum Six (6); Maximum seven (7) pages including title and reference page
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