Epidemiology and Disease Control, health and medicine homework help
This week your assignment is based on what you read in chapter 11, entitled “Epidemiology and Disease Control.” Epidemiology is the method used to find the causes of health outcomes and diseases in populations. By definition, epidemiology is the study (scientific, systematic, and data-driven) of the distribution (frequency, pattern) and determinants (causes, risk factors) of health-related states and events (not just diseases) in specified populations (neighborhood, school, city, state, country, global).
In a two-page paper, write about what epidemiology means to you. Think about the following questions: Why is epidemiology a critical component of public health? What are two real life examples (zika and measles outbreak in US) of a disease outbreak that required an epidemiologist to investigate? What was the outcome?
Do not depend solely on your textbook to write this paper. Use other resources to formulate your thoughts and expand your knowledge.