Module 1 – Case
INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY
Before you begin this assignment, read through the Home page and the required readings. Specifically, view the E-learning course – Introduction to epidemiology video.
As a health officer, you have been asked to discuss the subject of epidemiology to high school students getting ready to enroll in Winterton College.
Your task is as follows:
Define to them the field of epidemiology.
Briefly list a historical evolution of epidemiology.
Explain the terms outbreak and epidemic.
The Introduction to epidemiology video discussed the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in 1976. Briefly describe the case in terms of time, place, and person; and, what should have been the first step the Pennsylvania Department of Health should have followed?
Length: 2–3 pages, excluding title page and references.
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.
Your work should also follow these Assignment Expectations.
Please view the E-learning course – Introduction to epidemiology at https://www.cdc.gov/publichealth101/e-learning/epidemiology/. This video presentation is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health 101 Series designed for those who are interested in the field of public health.