Final Paper: An important component of this course is the research paper (30%). Select a topic pertinent to Public Health in America. Write a 10 page paper that will include at least 5 evidence/research-based references.
Your research paper may include (if applicable to your topic) the following information:
? Historical Perspective/Background information on your topic
? Population affected
? Environmental issues
? Epidemiological Research
o Data Use
o Morbidity & Mortality Patterns
? Public Health issues & interventions
? Medical Response
o Prehospital (if applicable)
? Government response
o Local vs. State vs. Federal
? Economic Factors/Issues
? Media Coverage/Communication Issues
? Logistical Issues
o What worked what didnt why
? Lessons Learned
The research paper should include an introduction of the topic, a body in which the topic is developed and references cited, and a well-defined conclusion. I strongly recommend that you contact me with the topic of your paper before you begin your research. The topic you choose may be too broad or too narrow, and a discussion may help you to focus so that your learning will be maximized and your paper will be the best it can be.
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