Epidemiology  Discussion

Epidemiology  Discussion

Paper Students will be required to watch 4 documentaries outside of class.  These documentaries are found by linking to the following  websites:

1A.  The Trouble with Antibiotics 10/14/2014: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble – with – antibiotics/

OR 1B. Hunting the  Nightmare Bacteria 10/22/2013: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hunting – the – nightmare – bacteria/

AND 2. The Vaccine War 03/24/2015

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl ine/the – vaccine – war/

3. Supplements and Safety 01/19/2016: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/supplements – and – safety /

AND 4. The Weight of the Nation Part 1 05/14/2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= – pEkCbqN4uo

– Please note that there are images that some would deem as graphic between 38 – 41 minutes.  You may skip over this  section if you are so inclined. Students will be required to  complete  a 3 – page discussion paper on  two of the documentaries.   

You are required to select one of the three documentaries related to infectious diseases  AND one of the two documentaries with  chronic/environmental exposure diseases .  This assignment is due by  04/06 /2018 midnight . You may turn it in early if you so desire.   

I AM  NOT LOOKING FOR A SUMMARY OF THE 2 DOCUMENTARIES THAT YOU HAVE SELECTED.  Using information  provided in the documentary  AND outside research material, you will be asked to discuss each documentary  topic that you selected AND to compare and contrast differences between the disease issues.   Please remember to refer to  epidemiological terms and the math that is associated with presenting these diseases.   Using the outline provided in the textbook  and course notes (Chapter 1, see attach file), please describe, explain, predict, and discuss control methods of the disease or  behavior you have selected.   o Items you may want to consider  describing in your paper/presentation could include, w hat is the incidence and  prevalence of the disease?  What is the epidemiological and financial impact/burden of the disease at a regional, national,  and international level?  What techniques do epidemio logists use to address, control, or reduce the number of cases of  this disease?   What stigma or  psychological issues might epidemiologists need to be aware of when collecting data and  implementing control methods? o You may want to seriously consider referr ing to refereed journal articles when presenting your findings.  Websites are  not considered refereed journal articles. 

Discussion paper criteria: This paper  needs to be in your words and not  plagiarized .   The minimum requirements for this  paper will be a  3 – page minimum/ 4 – page maximum, single space, 1 – inch margins and no more than 12 – point font . Take the  time to fully describe the selected disease/behavior and its impact to public health.   Please be thorough when describing the  epidemiological principles

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