Discussions 5

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I need 250-300 words answer of EACH discussion. Must include 2-3 credible sources from provided required readings and cited in APA for EACH answer. Must address every step properly. Must provide 100% original work.

Discussion 1: (250-300 words and 2-3 references from provided required readings)

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  • 1.      Discuss descriptive epidemiology aspect of disease surveillance. 
  • 2.      Discuss the three main observational study designs, if you are to conduct an observational study of a population grouped into smokers and non-smokers. Which of the three main study designs would you use and why? Please provide in-text citation(s) to support your point of view.

Required Readings

Boston University School of Public Health (n.d.). Overview of analytic studies. Retrieved from http://sphweb.bumc.bu.edu/otlt/MPH-Modules/EP/EP713_AnalyticOverview/EP713_AnalyticOverview_print.html

Carneiro, I. & Howard, N. (2011). Introduction to epidemiology (2nd ed). Open University Press: New York, NY. ISBN: 9780335244621   

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2012). Lesson 1: Introduction to Epidemiology, Section 6: Descriptive Epidemiology. Principles of epidemiology in public health practice (3rd ed.), pp. 1-31. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Atlanta, GA. http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson1/section6.html

Ellis-Christensen, T. (2016). What is descriptive epidemiology? Retrieved from: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-descriptive-epidemiology.htm

Cosio G (2012). Epidemiological Overview of Tuberculosis [Presentation]. Retrieved from https://www.aphl.org/programs/infectious_disease/tuberculosis/TBCore/OverviewCourse.pdf

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (2016). Malaria. Retrieved from http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/Malaria/research/Pages/biology.aspx

Discussion 2: (250-300 words and 2-3 references from provided required readings)

The Health Education Code of Ethics can be found at: http://www.nchec.org/code-of-ethics In light of this code, are health educators obligated to do their part in striving toward the achievement of Healthy People 2020 objectives? Please explain your response.

Required Readings

Bajracharya, S., Bell, C., & Bowler, S. (2004). Partnership for a healthy community: A tobacco prevention program in Central Aroostook County. American Journal of Health Education, 35(5), 305-308. Available via Trident University Online Library.

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (2011). Responsibilities & competencies for health education specialists. Retrieved from http://www.nchec.org/responsibilities-and-competencies

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2016). Healthy People 2020: Leading Health Indicators. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2014). Public Health Learning Modules-Module 3: Social Determinants of Health. Part Five: Community Based Participatory Research. Retrieved from https://vimeopro.com/aptrmodules/phlm/video/76355206