Epidemiology

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  • Epidemiology Study

    Infectious disease have been around for many years. They impact many species, including humans. The study of how the disease spread is epidemiology (1). Epidemiology looks at the way a disease spread across a group of people. It looks at the changes in disease patterns (1). There is also a new movement in included anthropologic perspectives to the study of epidemiology (9). I argue that by understanding the epidemiology of disease of the past we can develop prevention plans for the disease in the future. In order to complete this task, I plan on focusing on the development of the disease and how it relates to the daily lives of the people in that urban setting. I am going to explore three different epidemics location in urban areas. These epidemics…

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  • Reflection On Cancer Epidemiology

    I am a cancer epidemiologist and epidemiology methodologist beginning my second year as a tenure track assistant professor in the department of public health. This purpose of this statement is to provide a brief narrative on my background, accomplishments and goals in the three areas of academic evaluation: teaching, research, and service. I will do this by describing my experience and efforts in four interrelated areas of focus in my career: cancer epidemiology, healthcare delivery, electronic…

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  • Anthropology And Epidemiology Essay

    Anthropology is defined to be the “holistic study of biological and cultural aspects of human beings”. Whereas Epidemiology is defined to be the “study of disease and what are its causal factors, the measurements and modes of transmission”. The essay will give a brief description of what does anthropology and epidemiology entail and will critically discuss the relationship between anthropology and epidemiology in health care. Medical anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that draws upon…

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  • Epidemiology: A Career As A Profession

    Being a health science major there are many options for professions once I graduate. The profession that at this moment I am leaning towards is a job in Epidemiology. According the Center of Disease Control (CDC) epidemiology is defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related issues in specified populations and applying this information to control the issue (Lesson 1, 2012). Epidemiology is a very fast growing profession because of the new technology and information…

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  • Descriptive And Analytic Epidemiology Essay

    Epidemiology is used to search for factors and causes that impact the incidents of health-related events such as diseases, syndromes, and injuries. Epidemiology tries to provide the answers on why and how by comparing groups with different rates of disease existence and with differences in demographic characteristics, genetic and so-called potential risk factors. Epidemiologic findings provide satisfactory evidence that helps direct effective public health control and prevention measures. Public…

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  • Natural Disaster Epidemiology Essay

    Introduction According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (2012), disaster epidemiology refers to the use of epidemiology for assessing the short and long term health effects of disaster in order to predict consequences for future disasters. However, it is futile to understand the health effects of disasters outside a concise definition of what actually constitutes natural disasters. To this effect, Watson, Gayer, & Connolly (2007) define natural disasters as catastrophic events of…

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  • Epidemiology And Public Health Essay

    Cambodia: Epidemiology and Public Health Description and Health Profile Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country home to 14.5 million people, bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.1 After the communist Pol Pot regime and era of the Khmer Rouge came to an end in the 1970’s, the country has been slowly recovering from the Cambodian genocide and its ramifications.1 The last twenty years have seen relative stability in Cambodia, which has translated into significant improvements in population…

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  • The Role Of Epidemiology In Public Health Nursing

    of people and the community. A key component in this is epidemiology. What surprised me most is how critical epidemiology is to public health nursing. Epidemiology is generally concerned with quantifying things like injuries, disability, morbidity, and mortality. For me, these numbers never showed importance. They were just another static in a reading to brush over. Nursing was always about putting a face to that static and working with that person’s specific concerns. Yet, this completely…

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  • Pneumonia Epidemiology

    Introduction Pneumonia is a common infection in one or both of the lungs generally caused by bacteria or a virus. The symptoms of Pneumonia can vary from mild to severe where most healthy people recover from symptoms in one to three weeks, however, depending on the severity of pneumonia, it can be life threatening. [1] This investigation is going to discuss the epidemiology and the frequency of the clinical presentations of the disease within Australia as well as investigate the financial…

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  • Epidemiology In Public Health

    In the public health field epidemiology is the study of health in populations to understand the causes and patterns of health and illness. The objective of epidemiology is to make changes that decrease risk and improve health. The term health care includes many things that influence the treatment offered and receive from the client. Even though epidemiology is meant to improve the health in populations, the elderly population does not receive the treatment that is consistent with the goal…

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