Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In the discussions, students should
demonstrate an understanding of the concepts for the module;
integrate professional resources;
engage in meaningful and respectful dialogue with classmates; and
express thoughts clearly and logically.
This discussion provides documentation of the student’s ability to meet the following course outcomes:
CO1: Apply probabilistic, biostatistical, and epidemiological terminology and core concepts to public health issues.
CO3: Critique proposed, ongoing, and/or completed epidemiological studies or research.
CO5: Apply basic epidemiological methods (e.g. study designs and measures) and statistical methods (qualitative and quantitative) to real-world outbreaks or case studies.
CO6: Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic, and policy development related to public health issues.
This discussion follows the standard discussion participation requirements as outlined in the Syllabus. You are required to post a minimum of three times in each discussion. These three posts must be on a minimum of two separate days. You must respond to the initial discussion question by 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday of Week 8. To receive credit for a week’s discussion, you may begin posting no earlier than the Sunday immediately before each module opens.
Review the discussion grading rubric by clicking the Options icon and select the Show Rubric button. You can see the evaluation criteria and points associated for each criterion.
Discussions should elicit thoughtful discourse among peers,?similar to?those in a physical classroom, and serve as a platform for fluid exchange of ideas, weaving your understanding of the week’s concept to the given topic. Clarity of writing, rules of grammar, and punctuation are important. Research might be required on your part to be an informed participant, with proper credit given to original authors and sources to meet Chamberlain University’s plagiarism policies, but Discussions?are not?asking you to write a scholarly essay.
Please acquaint yourself with the attendance requirements?for this course, purpose,?and?participation requirement?by visiting the?Discussion Participation?section of the?Syllabus.?
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Preparing the Assignment
True experiments are difficult to complete when we think about human subjects. In epidemiology and public health, we often do community interventions or trials instead that are quasi-experiments. The discussion this week involves analyzing a community intervention or trial. Using the topic that you have chosen for your project, select a community intervention related to this. Review the intervention. In this discussion you should include the following:
Summary of intervention and study
How they selected the samples
Evaluations that were completed
Type of design method
Type of inquiry
Limitations of the study