Click HereView in a new window to download and read the scenario for Course Project Part 8. Answer the questions below. Write your answers in complete sentences. You may need to use additional resources outside of your textbook to complete this part of your project. Please be sure to cite any sources you may use with APA and include a Reference page.

Questions

You have now reached the step in the outbreak investigative to conduct a epidemiology study to determine if your hypothesis is correct. Not all outbreak investigations require an epidemiology study. If the cause and method of the outbreak were determined through descriptive epidemiology an analytical study may not contribute to policy development or additional interventions. However, there many factors to consider when deciding to conduct an epidemiology study.

  1. Consider the information you have collected in your investigation, the outbreak population, the resources (staff, travel, supplies,…) necessary to conduct a study, political, legal or other pressures, and sound epidemiology principles. Why or why not would you conduct an epidemiology study?
  2. What is the difference between a case control study and a cohort study?
  3. Based on what you learned in the assigned reading, what type of study would you conduct? Why this type?
  4. Who of the at-risk population would you include as study participants? Why?

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