NUR 408 Assignment Epidemiology Paper Recent
Prepare and submit a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper based on your clinical research of epidemiology. When selecting a population and disease, be aware that you need access to this population to present the Teaching Project Brochure in Week Six. Discuss potential groups with your facilitator and contacts you make at community or public health settings in your area. Select one population and one disease of interest from the following lists:
- infants, children, or youth at risk
- Mentally ill
- Immigrants or migrants
- Victims of violence
- Diseases for these populations might include the following:
- Viral infections
- Human papilloma virus
- Chronic illness
- Heart disease
- Drug use
Discuss the following as related to your chosen topic:
- Definition and description of epidemiology
- Steps and methods of epidemiolog
- Review routine data (demographic, census, birth, death, and surveillance records)
- Review research data (medical and health records)
- Review epidemiological data (surveys specific to your topic)
- Epidemiological triangle
- Explain the type of epidemiology used for your topic (descriptive or analytical).
- Describe the relationship of the disease to various levels of prevention.
- Include at least eight references.
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.
Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.