Students will be required to complete a 7-10 page final paper for this course. The final paper will require the student to select an infectious or chronic disease and provide an epidemiological overview of this topic. All writing should be in paragraph form and academic writing style (no lists). Include at least one epidemiologic table or graph in proper format.
Since topics may vary, formatting will as well; however, students will need to provide:
- Introduction of disease
- nature of disease – if chronic or acute, infectious or not, disease agent or underlying causes
- Clinical picture – symptoms of disease, treatment
- Descriptive epidemiology
- Number of people infected or affected today (number of deaths, if applicable)
- should also use graphs and tables (Use descriptive epidemiology concepts) – at least one is required
- What populations are more at-risk and why?
- overall trend in incidence and prevalence of disease
- Public health
- interventions including prevention such as vaccination programs, educational efforts
- how is the disease controlled by public health (not how individuals avoid it)
- what is the outlook of the disease?
- summarize main points of paper
Students will be required to complete a double spaced 7-10 page final paper for this course. The 7-10 pages should include the title page and reference page(s). Charts, graphs, photos, drawings, lists and extended quotes* will not count against the pages of written text required. *Note: It is a rare instance that an extended quote is appropriate and most of the time they are considered non-academic.