HCM425 DISCUSSION BOARD 1

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Part 1

From the readings and your own research, discuss the evolution of epidemiology in public health. Choose 1 of the following key pioneers in the field, and discuss his influence and contribution to epidemiology in public health:

HippocratesJohn GrauntEdward JennerLemuel ShattuckEdwin ChadwickJohn SnowLouis PasteurRobert Koch

Respond to other students who chose a pioneer different from the one you chose, and discuss how the contributions of both relate to each other. Show either how one paved the way or how one built on the work of those before him.

Part 2

Choose a disease or health condition on which you will base your final paper (proposal). Review the final assignment. This will help with your decision. Determine a local jurisdiction on which you would like to concentrate (city, township, county, or state). Examine the epidemiology of the chosen disease, reviewing its history and trend, comparing the national trend to the chosen local jurisdiction. Describe the local jurisdiction (population and demographics). This will be the introduction to your final assignment.

 
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