EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HEALTH STATISTICS

Module 1 – SLP

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HEALTH STATISTICS

In this assignment, you will establish the foundation for measles intervention and prevention activities for the intended population in your area. You will apply what you have learned about Public HealthEpidemiology, and Health Statistics.

  • Identify a prevalent immigrant population in your county/state.
  • Describe demographic information (i.e., size of the population, educational level, family size, income, etc.) of the selected group within your county/state.
  • Summarize communicable diseases that affect the population at a disproportionate rate.
  • Provide a literature review of studies that targeted your selected population for communicable disease interventions/programs.

NOTE: For your Module 2 SLP assignment, you will prepare a PowerPoint slide, video, or photo-voice presentation with an oral narrative. This may take more time than previous assignments, so plan ahead.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Length: 3–4 pages, excluding title page and references.

Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric. You can view it under Assessments at the top of the page. Review it before you begin working on the assignment. Your work should also follow these Assignment Expectations.

Module 1 – Background

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HEALTH STATISTICS

Required Reading

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2018). Measles (Rubeola): For Healthcare Professionals. Retrieved from  http://www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/index.html World Health Organization. (2009). Response to measles outbreaks in measles mortality reduction settings: Immunization, vaccines and biologicals. Available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK143959/ (web-friendly version) or at  http://www.who.int/immunization/documents/diseases/measles_who_ivb_09_03/en/  (downloadable pdf version)

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