Before you begin this assignment, read through the Home page and the required readings. Specifically, view the E-learning course – Introduction to epidemiology video.
As a health officer, you have been asked to discuss the subject of epidemiology to high school students getting ready to enroll in Winterton College.
Your task is as follows:
- Define to them the field of epidemiology.
- Briefly list a historical evolution of epidemiology.
- Explain the terms outbreak and epidemic.
- The Introduction to epidemiology video discussed the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in 1976. Briefly describe the case in terms of time, place, and person; and, what should have been the first step the Pennsylvania Department of Health should have followed?
Length: 2–3 pages, excluding title page and references.