Population and Epidemiology Paper

Population and Epidemiology

Apply the concepts of population health and epidemiology to one of the following infectious
diseases:  (Choose one from the following list for your paper.)
Community Acquired Pneumonia
Infectious Diarrhea
Hepatitis B
Tick-borne Encephalitis

Synthesize Course content from Weeks 1-5 according to the following sections:
Introduction: Analysis of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission,
complications, treatment) to include demographic break down that includes age, gender, race, or
other at-risk indicators (data per demographics should include mortality, morbidity, incidence, and
Determinants of Health: Define, identify and synthesize the determinants of health as related to
the development of the infection. Utilize HP2020.
Epidemiological Triad: Identify and describe all elements of the epidemiological triad: Host
factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Utilize the demographic
break down to further describe the triad.
Role of the NP: Succinctly define the role of the nurse practitioner according to a national nurse
practitioner organization (National Board of Nursing or AANP, for example) and synthesize the
role to the management of infectious diseases (surveillance, primary/secondary/tertiary
interventions, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up). This includes the
integration of a model of practice which supports the implementation of an evidence-based
practice.  Refer to your course textbook for models of practice examples.
Preparing the paper
Submission Requirements
Application: Use Microsoft Word™ to create the written assessment.

Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be limited to a maximum
of four (4) pages. Papers not adhering to the page length may be returned to you for editing to
meet the length guidelines.
A minimum of three (3) scholarly research/literature references must be used. CDC or other web
sources may be utilized but are not counted towards the three minimum references required.
Your course text may be used as an additional resource but is not included in the three minimum
scholarly references.
APA format current edition.
Include scholarly in-text references and a reference list.
Adhere to the Chamberlain College of Nursing academic policy on integrity as it pertains to the
submission of student created original work for assignments.
Do not write in the first person (such as “me” “I”)

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