Discuss at least one innovative teaching and/or learning strategy to address this issue, including justification from brain research. 
January 16, 2020
Define epidemiology and identify the epidemiological models used to explain disease and health pattern in populations.
January 16, 2020

Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in
which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a
communicable disease. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain,” “Chain of
Infection,” and the CDC website for assistance when completing this

Communicable Disease Selection

  1. Chickenpox
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Influenza
  4. Mononucleosis
  5. Hepatitis B
  6. HIV
  7. Ebola
  8. Measles
  9. Polio
  10. Influenza

Epidemiology Paper Requirements

  1. Describe the chosen communicable disease, including causes,
    symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment, and the
    demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and
    prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about
    reporting time, whom to report to, etc.
  2. Describe the social determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.
  3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the
    communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent
    factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Are there any
    special considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or
    general population?
  4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding,
    reporting, data collection, data analysis, and follow-up) and why
    demographic data are necessary to the health of the community.
  5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that
    addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the
    organizations contribute to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.
  6. Discuss a global implication of the disease. How is this addressed
    in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular
    area? Provide an example.

A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA
Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion. 

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