In a written paper of 1,200-1,500 words, apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease.

Concepts in Community and Public Health –
Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases

In a written paper of 1,200-1,500 words, apply
the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease.

Communicable Disease Selection
Choose one communicable disease from the
following list:
1. Chickenpox
2. Tuberculosis
3. Influenza
4. Mononucleosis
5. Hepatitis B
6. HIV

Epidemiology Paper Requirements
Include the following in your assignment:
1. Description of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms,
mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest
(mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence).
2. Describe the determinants of health and explain how those
factors contribute to the development of this disease.
3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the
communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors
(presence or absence), and environmental factors. (The textbook describes each
element of the epidemiologic triangle).
4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding,
reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up).
5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that
addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organization(s)
contributes to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.

A minimum of three references is
required.

Refer to Communicable Disease Chain.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA
guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
An abstract is not required.Concepts in Community and Public Health –
Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases

In a written paper of 1,200-1,500 words, apply
the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease.

Communicable Disease Selection
Choose one communicable disease from the
following list:1. Chickenpox2. Tuberculosis3. Influenza4. Mononucleosis5. Hepatitis B6. HIV

Epidemiology Paper Requirements
Include the following in your assignment:1. Description of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms,
mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest
(mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence).2. Describe the determinants of health and explain how those
factors contribute to the development of this disease.3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the
communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors
(presence or absence), and environmental factors. (The textbook describes each
element of the epidemiologic triangle).4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding,
reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up).5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that
addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organization(s)
contributes to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.A minimum of three references is
required.

Refer to Communicable Disease Chain.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA
guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
An abstract is not required.

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