Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases

Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases

Topic 2: Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases

Objectives:

  1. Apply the principles of epidemiology to community health nursing.
  2. Explain the value of demographic data in community health.
  3. Apply the epidemiology triangle to a communicable disease occurring at a global level.
  4. Evaluate the communicable disease chain model.
  5. Discuss the impact of global health issues on public health systems.
  6. Explain how social determinants of health contribute to the development of disease.

Topic 2: DQ1

What are social determinants of health?  Explain how social determinants of health contribute to the development of disease.  Describe the fundamental idea that the communicable disease chain model is designed to represent. Give an example of the steps a nurse can take to break the link within the communicable disease chain.

Resources within your text covering international/global health, and the websites in the topic materials, will assist you in answering this discussion question.

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Topic 2: DQ2

Select a global health issue affecting the international health community. Briefly describe the global health issue and its impact on the larger public health care systems (i.e., continents, regions, countries, states, and health departments). Discuss how health care delivery systems work collaboratively to address global health concerns and some of the stakeholders that work on these issues.

Resources within your text covering international/global health, and the websites in the topic materials, will assist you in answering this discussion question.

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