discussion HBA4012

Distribution of Data

CDC. (2011). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice: An introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

Read Lesson 4, “Displaying Public Health Data,” pages 4-1 through 4-87.

Friis, R. H. (2018). Epidemiology 101 (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Read Chapter 3, “Epidemiologic Measurements Used to Describe Disease Occurrence,” pages 5779.
Read Chapter 7, “Analytical Epidemiology: Types of Study Designs,” pages 147163.

Learning Components
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

Identify the evidence-based reason for taking action to improve the health of a population group.

Distribution of Data
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events (including disease), and the application of this study to the control of diseases and other health problems. Some key terms in epidemiology include incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and injury.
Activity Instructions
Provide a definition of each of these terms as well as an example. 

How are these concepts calculated?
What formulas are used?
How might you use this type of information to motivate organizations or individuals to take action to improve the health of a population group?

part 2 
Computer Based Technology
Dr. Snow, who you may recall from the first unit, developed many methods to conduct disease investigations. At the time, these were cutting-edge technology. 

Refer to the course text to find examples of the technology in use at the time of Dr. Snow.

Activity Instructions
Identify one of the methods Dr. Snow used and compare it to a modern technology used today to conduct field investigations.

What, in your personal opinion, are the strengths and weaknesses of the original method?
How has the method been enhanced with technology?
Which method do you find most effective? Why? 

Please explain your answers using personal or professional examples to support your position.  Remember to cite your sources using APA style and format.