Building on the topic you chose last week, you will now look for data. Some you can get from Healthy People and some you will need to look up. Your slides should tell the viewer the “story”of you problem. Where is it? Who has it?
This unit is on Epidemiology: “The study of the distribution (WHO/WHERE) and determinants (WHY or ASSOCIATED FACTORS) of diseases and injuries in human populations. Epidemiology is concerned with the frequencies (HOW OFTEN) and types of illnesses and injuries in groups of people (WHO) and with the factors that influence their distribution. One of the five core PH disciplines.”.
This week you will be the epidemiologist evaluate your problem. Where and when is it most predominant? Who is it impacting? You wont be running actual studies to look at disease or problem rates, but you will be using the literature to find out what others discovered. These slides should give us an overview of your problem’s DISTRIBUTION. We will do determinants next week since it is such a big topic.
You are the epidemiologist studying your problem:
*What kind of study did the researchers use?
*How common is the problem (ie x% of adults, 1 in x children)
* How is your problem distributed across the population (age, gender, race)?
*Is it more common geographically?
*Who does this problem happen to (race) ?
What numbers do we have to describe this?
Tell us what the data here shows. The reader should see a snapshot of your problem. We should see numbers in these slides and have them labeled so the reader can understand. ie” 10% of adults over 65 have x disease”. You may re-state some of the good info from last week if it is valuable.
NEXT week we go into determinants-social factors, education, income ,genetics etc so don’t focus on that yet!
TO DO THIS:
1. Return to HP 2030 and click on your area of interest.
2. Click on that to expand it and see the details. Report the recent data. This will not enough data! For more, search the internet for references that deal with your problem. I googled “reading statistics” . Find articles and data you can understand to tell us who has the problem and how common it is. Add anything else interesting or pertinent. Here is my example:
ASSIGNMENT. Review the instructions,the template AND my example to help your work.
Fill out the 3 slides that describe your problem and ADD them to the end of your last presentation. Then move the reference slide to the end. Use the same tile headings I did just put your data in. Your slide should describe your problem. Who is most effected? Where are they? What are their characteristics?
Here is the data Template: Step 2
Here is STEP 2 in my project now
.5 pt Data Source (what tools did they use to find out about your problem)
15 pt Distribution (where and what did they find?) You MUST have at least 2 data points. For example, x% of people have this problem or More people of color have this compared to non or this is more common in x group than y
10 pts Data Interesting Fact
5 pts Update References–Move this slide to the end for full credit.