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Population-Based Health Studies - 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: Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas

Part I: Provide a brief statement of the investigative issue. Describe the epidemiological steps you would take by addressing the questions asked within the case study you select.

Part II: Address the questions noted at the end of your selected case study. Your paper should be at least four pages in length, but can exceed this depending on how much detail you provide on the epidemiological steps you take for your case. You should use at least one additional scholarly source in addition to the textbook

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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: Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas

Part I: Provide a brief statement of the investigative issue. Describe the epidemiological steps you would take by addressing the questions asked within the case study you select.

The investigative issue in this scenario was an actual occurrence of an outbreak of gastroenteritis that occurred at an unspecified university in the state of Texas. The outbreak was centered on the campus deli bar and over 100 students were affected by the outbreak. It represented a health threat to students at the college and lasted for almost 1 week. The required epidemiological methods to take for addressing this outbreak included both quantitative and qualitative methods including quantitative methods such as meta-analysis or logistic regression and qualitative ...

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