discussion hup4012

Studies
Required
Note: You may be required to provide citations in unit discussions and assignments from required resources in all unit studies.
History of Epidemiology

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 2, “Summarizing Data,” pages 2-1 through 2-17. 

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

Read Chapter 1, “History, Philosophy, and Uses of Epidemiology,” pages 1–25.
Read Chapter 6, “Association and Causality,” pages 129–146.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/
Jones, C. M. (2017, November 13). Plan drives progress against antibiotic-resistant bacteria [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2017/11/13/plan-drives-progress-against-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria.html

part 1

Chain of Infection
The agent, host, and environment are the main components of the chain of infection. If one of these items is disrupted, disease may be prevented.
For this discussion, include the following in your post:

Choose a disease you are interested in.
Provide the agent, host, and environment (cite at least one source).
Determine ways you could disrupt one of these items to prevent disease.

Let’s see how many different diseases we can cover.
Response Guidelines
Please respond to posts that have had few responses thus far. Address most or all of the following.

Engage your peer. Tell him or her specifically why you chose to respond to the post.
Seek clarification. Talk about what is unclear. Ask questions. Offer suggestions.
Make it real. Include personal examples or work experiences that add perspective to your reply.
Be a practitioner/scholar. In addition to your personal or work experience, include one academic reference in your reply. Use current APA style and formatting appropriate to the type of reference you provide.

Refer to the Faculty Expectations for Response Guidelines.
Learning Components
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

Study the chain of disease transmission.
Practice citing sources using correct APA style and format.

part 2

Epidemiological Approach
The study of epidemiology has evolved over time. Theories abounded on demons and witchcraft in the early days. This evolved into the miasmatic theory of “bad air,” which eventually led to the germ theory championed by Dr. John Snow, often called the father of epidemiology.
In your initial post, answer the following questions:

What would you deem the most important advancement in public health to address disease and outbreaks?
How has the information Dr. Snow contributed to the field influenced these advancements?

Remember to cite your sources using appropriate APA style and format.
Response Guidelines
Please respond to posts that have had few responses thus far. Address most or all of the following:

Engage your peer. Tell him or her specifically why you chose to respond to the post.
Seek clarification. Talk about what is unclear. Ask questions. Offer suggestions.
Make it real. Include personal examples or work experiences that add perspective to your reply.
Be a practitioner/scholar. In addition to your personal or work experience, include one academic reference in your reply. Use current APA style and formatting appropriate to the type of reference you provide.

Refer to the Faculty Expectations for Response Guidelines.
Learning Components
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

Study the steps of an outbreak investigation.
Practice academic writing during discussion posts.