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    Epidemiology (Population-Based Health Studies)

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    What is the difference between incidence and prevalence? Present supportive details in your explanation.

    Cross-sectional study

    What are some strengths and weaknesses of cross-sectional studies? Please specify when they are useful and when they are not.

    Clinical Trials

    What is a clinical trial? Support your description with literary rationale. Why do you believe clinical trials are beneficial?

    Asset Mapping and GIS

    Define the concepts of asset-mapping and GIS mapping. Describe one major advantage and one major limitation for each concept in the context of conducting a community health assessment. Include a specific example of an instance when it would be recommended to use one concept rather than the other and explain why this is the case

    Disease Factors

    Are host, agent, and environment equally important in the natural history of disease, or is one feature more critical than the others? Justify your reasoning.

    Milestones in Epidemiology

    Develop or illustrate a timeline of epidemiologic milestones in public health. What is one of the most significant milestones to you? Why?

    Point of Dispensing and Disaster Mitigation

    Using the attached PowerPoint I need help with these questions below: 1.Describe 2 key strength and 2 key limitations you discovered. 2.Pick a recent disaster from the headlines and think through how the exercise approach would assist in mitigation, during disaster responses, and post-disaster responses. What would be so

    Radiation Emergency

    I need help with the following questions. 1. Name the 2 major threats from a radiation emergency. 2. Hypothetically, how would the media probably portray the event and what would a likely specific result be? 3. How can public health officials & emergency managers are proactive in disseminating information without caus

    Public Health Challenges

    Please help me to identify and briefly explain two current public health challenges. Identify the gaps in associated research. Discuss ways to overcome these public health challenges.

    Cause and effect relationship of disease clusters

    Disease clusters indicate a cause and effect relationship. Please help explain why this is true. Please give an example of one disease with an established connection and one example of a disease with only an associated risk factor currently known. What are some key differences between the concepts of causation and association wi

    Brazil's Drug Trade and related health issues

    Discuss in detail, the ongoing drug-related violence in Brazil, the target population of this catastrophe, and how this catastrophe affects health outcomes in the country. Please indicate any references to support statistics and findings.

    Descriptive epidemiology

    Describe how descriptive epidemiology is used in disease surveillance. Identify the professionals and agencies that conduct disease and environmental surveillance.

    Guinea Worm Disease

    1. State the correct Latin name of the disease and briefly describe the disease including the pathogen, vector, life cycle and incubation period, primary mode of transmission, and the signs and symptoms of the disease? 2. Briefly describe the epidemiology of Guinea Worm Disease over the past 30 years? 3. Briefly describ

    Comparing Health Outcomes: India & China

    Briefly describe 2 health outcomes for China and India where the experiences were different. Explain the reasons for these disparities. Identify the experience of health outcomes in Kerala, India and suggest reasons for why they are similar or different than the rest of India.

    Population Health Challenges

    What are the effects of globalization of health, poverty, human rights, and the environment in the U.S. and Japan? What are 2 population health challenges attributed to economic conditions of both countries? Indicate 2 public health interventions to overcome these challenges

    Epidemiology: Hazardous Radiation

    Discuss the possible health effects that have been associated with exposure to electric and magnetic fields and ionizing radiation. What methodological difficulties exist with respect to investigations of the health effects of these forms of radiation?

    What can America learn from Japan concerning health care

    Briefly identify how reconstruction after World War II contributed to Japan's contemporary health status. Summarize one significant political feature and one legal feature of Japan's contemporary health care system that contributes to Japan's population health status. Offer two reasons (historical, political, legal, and/

    Genetic Jewish Disease

    I am doing a power point presentation and I need Diseases Indigenous to Israel and I cannot find anything current other than H5N1 Avian Influenza No human cases have been reported. Cases reported in poultry in Israel, including the West Bank and Gaza from the CDC and in 1994 Three vector-borne diseases, Mediterranean spotted fev

    Cultural Health Capital

    Identify and explain an element of cultural health capital in addition to how medical providers can work to enhance it. Explain how cultural health capital can be incorporated into antiobiotic treatment and immunizations.

    Infectious vs. Chronic Diseases

    Infectious diseases like HIV and AIDS are contracted through personal contact and are major issues in developing countries. However, chronic diseases currently have the largest impact on the nation's health. Nearly 75% of healthcare dollars are spent on the treatment of chronic diseases. For example, diabetes, cancer, and heart

    Applying Epidemiology for Gastroenteritis Case

    TDH staff were skeptical of the student's report but felt that a minimal amount of exploration was necessary. They began by making a few telephone calls to establish the facts and determine if other persons were similarly affected. The pizzeria, where the student and his roommate had eaten, was closed until 11:00 A.M. Ther

    Epidemic, Endemic, Pandemic

    Based on this week's readings and your knowledge of epidemiological concepts address the following questions: - Which offices need to respond? How would you coordinate a response? - Did the case require an immediate public health response? - Determine what type of emergency is described in the case. Is this an epidemic,

    Applying Epidemiology

    Epidemiology is the study of epidemics. More specifically, it is the study of the occurrence and distribution of health problems. Using any of the epidemiological techniques outlined in the chapters from this week's reading, address the questions for one of the case studies outlined below. • Epidemiological Case #1: Gastr