Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R. & Kjellström, T. (2006). Chapter 1, What is Epidemiology? Basic epidemiology. 2nd edition. Retrieved from http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R. & Kjellström, T. (2006). Chapter 2, Measuring Health and Disease. Basic epidemiology. 2nd edition. Retrieved from http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
Module 3 – SLP
Public Health and Epidemiology
Read the module homepage and required readings. Read through this assignment and the Assignment Expectations.
As we learned in Module 2 there are four foundation health measures that serve as indicators of progress towards achieving the goals of Healthy People 2020. For this component of the Session Long Project, we will discuss a specific example of how one of the four foundation health measures may be used to measure effectiveness of achieving the goal please answer the following questions.
You can submit your paper in a Question and Answer format. In other words, list the questions and provide a short answer to each.
- What was the foundation health measure that you chose?
- For the controversial Public Health topic that you identified in Module 1, explain how one of the four foundation health measures can be used to measure effectiveness of achieving the goal. Please write 3–4 paragraphs and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: 2–3 pages, excluding title page and references.
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the grading rubric that is linked within the course. Review the rubric before you begin, so you are sure to meet each of the criteria.
In order to earn full credit
You must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and the required background materials that relate to this assignment. You are welcome to do research in addition to—but not instead of—the required readings.
Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding.
Even though the papers must be written in your own words, you are required to use scholarly and professional sources to support your statement. Cite sources for any statement of fact or idea that is not common knowledge. You must cite the sources within the body of the paper and include a reference list at the end of the paper.
Draw upon a broad base of scholarly literature to support your statements. Web sites and fact sheets may be a useful starting point; however, you are expected to locate peer-reviewed readings on your topic from the electronic library.
Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source of information. Use credible, professional, and scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles from the Online Library, and government, university, or nonprofit organizations’ Web sites.
Quotes are very rarely needed; if necessary, they should comprise less than 10% of a paper and must be properly cited.