Identify a zoonotic or vector-borne disease prevalent in a specific region of a developed or developing country. Complete a two part informative assignment that includes both an illustrated and written component discussing the incidence and response to the disease.
Illustrate the following for the identified zoonotic or vector-borne disease:
Create a diagram or flowchart: Describe the chain of infection(agent, host, and environment). Include the reservoir, routes of exposure, disease transmission. Illustrate the symptoms and identify susceptible population.
Identify one or more surveillance reports using the morbidity and mortality weekly report(MMWR) or National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System(NNDSS) resources and discuss the methods used in data collection. Use a table or graph to present data from the report.
Summarize the information of the report, including the burden of the disease and the morbidity and mortality rate in the region.
In a 500 to 750 words paper, evaluate the incidence and response to the identified zoonotic or vector-borne disease.
Describe public health interventions use to treat or prevent the disease. Using One Health as at least one reference, discuss predictions for the future spread of the disease and how it will impact human, animal and the ecosystem health in this region. Propose strategies for containment and prevention. Discuss the necessary agencies and stakeholders important to addressing the issue.
Cite 3-5 sources published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.
Use APA Style guide, abstract is not required.
Write a 1000-1250 words paper discussing the evolution and purpose of contemporary environmental health, include the following:
Define the scope and purpose of environmental health
What population has been most affected by environmental health issues, How do environmental health issues compound health inequity today
Describe how environmental science and associated research has contributed to our understanding of environmental health
How has the field of environmental health influence policy and population health at the local, national, and global level
Research one environmental health agency in the US and one international environmental health agency, evaluate their roles in promoting health and their actual effectiveness in addressing environmental health issues.
Cite 5 sources which were published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content
APA style abstract not required.
Assignment due December 2nd.
Discuss the primary roles and challenges of federal, state and local government in public health.
How did Bronson et al. (2009) define evidence-based policies? Discuss the three domains of evidence.
Length: Assignment should be from 3 to 4 pages (750 to 1000 words) in length.
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment grading rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.
The following guidance appears only in Module 1, but it applies to the assignments throughout the course:
File format: Your work should be prepared using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel depending upon the assignment instructions. If an assignment requires video or voice recordings, use media formats that are supported by MyTLC Courses as noted on the Trident Support page.
In-text citations and references: Be sure that all information and ideas in your papers are supported by in-text citations and corresponding references at the end of the paper.
Scholarly sources: At least two references must be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles) and include required readings. Online sources must be limited to credible professional and scholarly publications such as peer-reviewed journal articles, e-books, or specific webpages on websites from a university, government, or nonprofit organization (these have extensions .edu, .gov, or .org). Presenting consumer sources such as e-magazines, newspapers, Wikipedia, WebMD, or other commercial websites (these have extensions .com) as references is not appropriate.
Scholarly writing: Use an academic paper format, not an essay based on your opinions or experience. Avoid using the first person in writing. Synthesize what you learned from the sources you read; write papers in your own words; and cite sources within the text, as well as include a properly formatted reference list. APA format is recommended, but you may use another standardized format.
Use of direct quotes: Use of direct quotes should be avoided, as the focus of the assignments is critical thinking. Only use direct quotes when preserving the exact words of an author is necessary. In the rare instance that directly quoted material is used, it must be properly cited (with quotation marks and page numbers in the in-text citation); quotes should not exceed 5-10% of the total paper content.
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