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HSA 535 Week 1 Discussion 1 CDC and BMA

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HSA 535 Week 1 Discussion 1 CDC and BMA" Please respond to the following:

From the first two (2) e-Activities, give a synopsis of the various challenges facing health care professionals, and determine whether or not you believe these professionals can formulate predictive plans from both agencies. Be specific, giving supporting rationales for your observations. From the third e-Activity, give a comprehensive critiqued evaluation of your state’s DOH disease-management protocols. Also, from the analysis of the case study, determine if your state’s standpoint on the disease is adequate. Be specific, articulating the actions that can be taken to improve your state’s DOH -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 1 Discussion 2 CDC, BMA and Your State’s DOH


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HSA 535 Week 1 Discussion 2 "CDC, BMA and Your State’s DOH" Please respond to the following:

From the first two (2) e-Activities, functioning as an investigator collaborating with the two (2) agencies to obtain vital statistics on your particular demographic, you are tasked with obtaining the logistics and planning phase of the report. Prioritize the items you would consider when formulating comprehensive letters of inquiry to the agencies. From the third e-Activity, suppose you are the County Department of Health, Director of STDs Tracking and Surveillance System, tasked with drafting a memo to your state’s head of the DOH about ways to optimize your county’s efficiency. Prepare a rudimentary list of possible questions to articulate your concerns. Provide a rationale for the question -----------------------------------------


HSA 535 Week 2 Discussion 1 Applications of Epidemiology

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HSA 535 Week 2 Discussion 1 "Applications of Epidemiology" Please respond to the following:

Using the basics and applications of epidemiology from your weekly readings as a guideline, articulate in your own words the initial steps you would take in applying techniques in a field investigation of a childhood disease. From the first e-Activity, evaluate, from a cost perspective, your state’s stand on the particular childhood disease you researched, and recommend at least five (5) steps to optimize on the present plan. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 2 Discussion 2 Childhood Obesity and Smoking

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HSA 535 Week 2 Discussion 2 "Childhood Obesity and Smoking" Please respond to the following:

From the second e-Activity, evaluate the efficacy of the steps to producing a contingency plan for battling childhood obesity. Be specific. From the case study and third e-Activity, evaluate the effectiveness of laws on smoking in your home state. Determine if your state’s standpoint on smoker-free bars is adequate, in your opinion. Provide support for your rationale. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 3 Applications of Epidemiology - A Case Study

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HSA 535 Week 3 Applications of Epidemiology - A Case Study The situation at Good Health Hospital has become a bit overwhelming ever since the outbreak of E. coli in Ward 10 on the second floor. It appears that there are six (6) cases of the disease. To better understand the situation, communication with the CDC has revealed that this particular bacterium can be found in many everyday items. The CDC recommends that investigation begins in the hospital kitchens, since E. coli can be transmitted via contaminated vegetables, as well as delicatessen meats such as salami and other cold cuts. The following table shows the number of cases identified so far:

Case Age Gender 1 23 M 2 21 F 3 15 M 4 42 F -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 3 Discussion 1 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)"

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HSA 535 Week 3 Discussion 1 "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)" Please respond to the following:

From the first e-Activity, evaluate the concepts of incidence and prevalence in relation to SIDS in children. From the second e-Activity, analyze and report on the morbidity and mortality rates of SIDS in your home state. Based on your analysis, give your thoughts on your findings. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 3 Discussion 2 Morbidity, Mortality, and Associated Costs

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HSA 535 Week 3 Discussion 2 "Morbidity, Mortality, and Associated Costs" Please respond to the following:

From the third e-Activity, suggest at least three (3) financial management techniques that may be used to deal with the cost of addressing women’s health. Based on the financial analysis techniques, suggest a costeffective plan that might use this information to track women’s morbidity and mortality trends in your home state. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 4 Discussion 1 Tuberculosis in the Work Environment

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HSA 535 Week 4 Discussion 1 "Tuberculosis in the Work Environment" Please respond to the following:


Imagine there has been a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in your office building. Design a plan to address the prevention of TB in your particular work environment. Be specific. Using the epidemiological foundation concepts of person, time and place, evaluate how you would investigate and report on the occurrence of TB in your workplace. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 4 Discussion 2 Mad Cow Disease in the U.S

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HSA 535 Week 4 Discussion 2 "Mad Cow Disease in the U.S." Please respond to the following:

From the case study, evaluate the economic cost to the U.S. due to investigating Mad Cow Disease, and determine whether or not diligent monitoring can safeguard against damaging the U.S. meat supplies. Provide at least two (2) examples to support your rationale.


From the e-Activity, evaluate the cost of treating infectious diseases in the U.S. compared to the U.K., in terms of person, time, and place. Discuss the specifics of your findings, determining whether or not the economic cost is justified. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 5 Discussion 1 Dengue Fever and Outbreak Investigations

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HSA 535 Week 5 Discussion 1 "Dengue Fever and Outbreak Investigations" Please respond to the following:

Suppose you have been tasked with accessing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for information on an outbreak of Dengue Fever in your recently flooded state. Propose key steps in compiling a report to your local County Health Department. Be specific.


Report on the key problems facing a researcher seeking data from the CDC and other sources in an outbreak investigation. Propose at least three (3) methods for overcoming these problems. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 5 Discussion 2 E. coli Investigation

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HSA 535 Week 5 Discussion 2 "E. coli Investigation" Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, describe the recent outbreak of E. coli you researched and, through analysis, decide which state had the highest number of cases of E. coli. Propose an explanation of why this particular state had the highest number cases of E. coli. From the e-Activity, evaluate the efficiency of the process in your own state, town, or community for safeguarding against E. coli. -----------------------------------------


HSA 535 Week 5 Mid Term Part 1

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HSA 535 Week 5 Mid Term Part 1 –

1. Reproductive health studies ____. 2. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is currently a ____. 3. Physical, biological, social, cultural, and behaviors that influence health are known as ____. 4. A disease or condition that affects a greater than expected (normal) number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time is referred to as an ____. 5. The biological cause of a problem or disease is known as ____. 6. One of the important concepts from the Nuremberg Code is that of ____, which means that the subject understands the scope of the study and can make an informed decision to participate. 7. Social epidemiology studies ____. 8. Identifying diseases prior to the clinical s -----------------------------------------


HSA 535 Week 5 Mid Term Part 2

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1. Which of the following activities characterizes an epidemiologic approach (as opposed to a clinical approach)? 2. Which of the following activities characterizes a clinical approach (as opposed to an epidemiologic approach)? 3. In the Yearly Mortality Bill for 1632, consumption referred to: 4. Which of the following is not usually an aim of epidemiology? 5. The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is responsible for (give the best answer): 6. John Snow, author of Snow on Cholera: 7. Cyclic variations in the occurrence of pneumonia and influenza mortality may reflect 8. In 1900, the death rate per 100,000 members of the population for influenza and pneumonia (I & P) was 202.2; it was 22.4 in 2003. How much did the death rate due to I & P decline? -----------------------------------------


HSA 535 Week 6 Discussion 1 Vaccinations as a Prophylactic Measure

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HSA 535 Week 6 Discussion 1 "Vaccinations as a Prophylactic Measure" Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, analyze three (3) different types of children’s vaccination in terms of the economic cost to the U.S. Based on your analysis, recommend at least three (3) measures to better disseminate vaccinations to the public. Analyze the effectiveness of seasonal flu vaccinations and the cost-saving benefits to the U.S. working environment in your home state. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 6 Discussion 2 Study Designs in Epidemiology


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HSA 535 Week 6 Discussion 2 "Study Designs in Epidemiology" Please respond to the following:

After reviewing this week’s reading material, analyze the various study designs, and recommend the optimum design for studying an outbreak of seasonal flu in your home state. Provide support for your rationale. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 7 Cohort Follow-up Studies Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

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HSA 535 Week 7 Cohort Follow-up Studies Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Use the Internet and Strayer databases, and recall your readings in Chapter 11 of Introduction to Epidemiology and Chapter 7 of Epidemiology for Public Health Practice to complete this assignment.

Write a 1400 words paper in which you:

Through cohort study designs and other evidence-based management studies, identify the major causes of CVD, and analyze the key steps, including current medications, used to address the disease. Develop at least five (5) leading questions that may be posed to your local health department in regard to mitigating the proliferation of the disease. Provide a sound rationale for raising these questions. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 7 Discussion 1 Utilizing Cohort Study Designs to Track CVD

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HSA 535 Week 7 Discussion 1 "Utilizing Cohort Study Designs to Track CVD" Please respond to the following:

From the first e-Activity, evaluate the efficacy of the steps in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in your home state, and recommend at least five (5) steps to prevent CVD in your home state. From the first e-Activity, analyze the information on CVD to determine some important steps to take when utilizing cohort study design to follow how diseases develop over time. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 7 Discussion 2 Tracking Vaccine Preventable Diseases

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HSA 535 Week 7 Discussion 2 "Tracking Vaccine Preventable Diseases" Please respond to the following:

From the second e-Activity, analyze your home state’s position on vaccine-preventable diseases. Based on your analysis, give your opinion on whether or not you agree with your home state’s position. Explain your rationale. From the case s -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 8 Discussion 1

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HSA 535 Week 8 Discussion 1 Cancer as a Growing Health Threat" Please respond to the following:


After reviewing this week’s material on cancer, suggest at least two (2) ways to address and communicate this threat to the public. Recommend five (5) steps to cancer prevention. Provide rationale for your response. Analyze the different types of cancer, and suggest at least three (3) cost-saving strategies to deal with long-term cancer care. Evaluate the pragmatic value of early cancer detection. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 8 Discussion 2 Disease Screening Methodology

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HSA 535 Week 8 Discussion 2 "Disease Screening Methodology" Please respond to the following:

From the case study and e-Activity, analyze and evaluate the various measures of screening tests validation, and comment on the efficacy of screening programs in your community.


From the case study and applying the concepts of sensitivity and specificity to prostate cancer screening, evaluate the cost effectiveness of having screenings for men over 50 years of age. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 9 Discussion 1 Onset of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)"

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HSA 535 Week 9 Discussion 1 "Onset of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)" Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, evaluate the effectiveness of your state’s plan on addressing T2D. Suggest at least two (2) recommendations to improve your state’s current plan. Provide a rationale for your recommendations. From the e-Activity, analyze and evaluate the cost effectiveness of treating T2D in your state. Prepare a five (5) step plan to address the treatment of T2D in your community. Be specific in your outline.


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HSA 535 Week 9 Discussion 2 Environmental Epidemiology

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"Environmental Epidemiology" Please respond to the following:

From this week’s readings, recommend at least five (5) steps to address toxicological contaminants in the workplace environment. Analyze the influence of social forces in contributing toward environmental hazards. Suggest at least two (2) ways to limit this influence. -----------------------------------------


HSA 535 Week 10 Discussion 1 Epidemiology in a Global Setting

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"Epidemiology in a Global Setting" Please respond to the following:

After reviewing this week’s readings, analyze the practice of epidemiology in the U.S. as compared to Third World countries in general. Suggest at least two (2) steps to improve the practice of epidemiology in Third World countries. Provide rationale for your suggestions. Evaluate the cost effectiveness of using epidemiologic principles as a prophylactic measure, as opposed to a lack of health oversight in disadvantaged communities. -----------------------------------------


HSA 535 Week 10 Discussion 2 Epidemiology as a Social Science

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HSA 535 Week 10 Discussion 2 "Epidemiology as a Social Science" Please respond to the following:

Analyze the concepts of psychosocial, behavioral, and social epidemiology, and integrate these concepts into a positive predictor formula for a healthy community. Recommend at least two (2) steps in a promulgated plan to disseminate this information to your community. Based on your analysis from the previous discussion, suggest which of the two (2) concepts from psychosocial, behavioral, and social epidemiology has the most impact on the future of health care in the U.S. Provide support for your suggestion. ----------------------------------------HSA 535 Week 10 Social, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Causes of Diseases - Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)


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HSA 535 Week 10 Social, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Causes of Diseases - Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) Use the Internet and Strayer databases, and recall your readings in Chapter 15 of Introduction to Epidemiology and Chapter 15 of Epidemiology for Public Health Practice to complete this assignment. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 11 Discussion 1 Looking Back

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HSA 535 Week 11 Discussion 1 -


"Looking Back" Please respond to the following:

Discuss the single most important or surprising lesson learned in this course. Explain what made it so important or surprising. Write a speech that you would give to a friend in an elevator summing up the contents of this course. You have 30 to 90 seconds to inform your friend of the most important elements. Go! -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 11 Discussion 2 Leveraging What You’ve Learned

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HSA 535 Week 11 Discussion 2 "Leveraging What You’ve Learned" Please respond to the following:


Identify at least three (3) key concepts that you have learned in this course, and explain how those concepts will help you in your current or future positions. Suggest how the lessons learned in the course could be applied by someone not going into the health care field. Provide specific examples to support your response. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 11 Final Exam Part 1

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HSA 535 Week 11 Final Exam Part 1 1. Social epidemiology studies ____. 2. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is currently a ____. 3. A disease or condition that affects a greater than expected (normal) number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time is referred to as an ____. 4. Identifying diseases prior to the clinical stage means that prevention efforts can begin immediately. Because the disease is already present, this is an example of ____ prevention.


5. The time between infection and clinical disease is referred to as a(n) ____. 6. James Lind (1716-1794) observed the effect of time, place, weather, and diet on the spread of disease by ____. 7. The number of new cases of disease in a specified time (usually one year) divided by the population “at-risk� to develop the disease is known as ____. 8. A proportion measured over a period of time is known as a ____. 9. A person in the population or study group identified as having the particular disease, health disorder, or condition under investigation is known as a ____. 10. Infectious diseases are responsible for ____% of worldwide deaths in children under 15 years old and ____% of deaths in people aged 15-59 years old. 11. The probability of death due to infectious disease in subSaharan Africa is ____%, but only ____% in developed countries, such as the United States. -----------------------------------------

HSA 535 Week 11 Final Exam Part 2

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HSA 535 Week 11 Final Exam Part 2 1. Which of the following is not usually an aim of epidemiology? 2. Which of the following activities characterizes a clinical approach (as opposed to an epidemiologic approach)? 3. John Snow, author of Snow on Cholera: 4. Indicate the level of prevention that is represented by immunization against rubella 5. The difference between primary and secondary prevention of disease is: 6. Using epidemiology for operational research involves: 7. An epidemiologic survey of roller-skating injuries in Metroville, a city with a population of 100,000 (during the midpoint of the year), produced the following data for a particular year:

Number of skaters in Metroville during any given month 12,000 Roller-skating injuries in Metroville 600 Total number of residents injured from roller-skating 1,800 Total number of deaths from roller-skating 90 Total number of deaths from all causes 900


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