MPH502 Principles of Epidemiology
Module 3 Assignment
Descriptive Study Paper
This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcome:
CO 3: Analyze causal associations and the interplay of agent, host, and environment in epidemiological studies and research. (PO 2)
CO 4: Define and apply basic epidemiological methods (e.g. study designs and measures) to real world outbreaks and case studies. (POs 2 and 3)
CEPH Competency (C1) is to apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice.
CEPH Competency (C4) is to interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy, or practice
Submit your completed application by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 3 as directed.
The Descriptive Study Paper is worth 50 points and will be graded on use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria and rubric.
Create your exercise using Microsoft Word (a part of Microsoft Office), which is the required format for all Chamberlain University documents. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word document because it will end in .docx.
Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about your assignment may be posted under the Q & A Forum.
The length of the exercise is to be no less than three pages and no greater than five pages, excluding title page and reference pages.
APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headings (upper and lower case, centered, boldface):
Note: Introduction—Write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.
Preparing Your Descriptive Study Paper
For the purpose of this exercise:
Write a one- to two-page summary answering the following questions:
What is meant by the term health disparities?
What do you think could be done about health disparity from the societal and public health points of view?
The prevalence of hypertension has remained essentially unchanged for nearly a decade.
In a one- to two-page paper, propose a descriptive epidemiologic study to explore the reasons for this phenomenon.