Epidemiology Paper Chain of Infection 2

Epidemiology Paper Chain of Infection 2

Epidemiology Paper Chain of Infection 2

Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain,” “Chain of Infection,” and the CDC website for assistance when completing this assignment.

Communicable Disease Selection

Hepatitis B
Epidemiology Paper Requirements

Describe the chosen communicable disease, including causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment, and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about reporting time, whom to report to, etc.
Describe the social determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.
Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Are there any special considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or general population?
Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collection, data analysis, and follow-up) and why demographic data are necessary to the health of the community.
Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organizations contribute to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.
Discuss a global implication of the disease. How is this addressed in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular area? Provide an example.
A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.


Criteria Percentage Content 80.0%

Comprehensive DescripEon of a Communicable Disease and the Demographic of Interest 10.0%

Determinants of Health and ExplanaEon of How Determinants Contribute to Disease Development 10.0%

Epidemiologic Triangle (Host Factors, Agent Factors, and Environmental Factors 20.0%

Role of the Community Health Nurse and Importance of Demographic Data 20.0%

NaEonal Agency or OrganizaEon That Works to Addresses Communicable Disease 10.0%

Global ImplicaEon 10.0%

OrganizaEon, EffecEveness, and Format 20.0%




Thesis Development and Purpose 5.0%

Argument Logic and ConstrucEon 5.0%

Mechanics of WriEng (includes spelling, punctuaEon, grammar, language use) 5.0%

Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 2.0%

DocumentaEon of Sources (citaEons, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 3.0%

Total Weightage 100%




Assignment Title Epidemiology Paper

UnsaEsfactory (0.00%)

Demographic of interest and clinical descripEon are omi^ed or presented with many inaccuracies.

DescripEon of the determinants of health and their role in disease development is omi^ed or presented with many inaccuracies.

DescripEon of the epidemiologic triangle is omi^ed or presented with many inaccuracies.

Discussion of the role of the community health nurse is omi^ed or unclear. An explanaEon of why demographic data are necessary to community health is omi^ed or unclear.

Agency and descripEon of contribuEon are omi^ed.

Global implicaEon of the disease is omi^ed or unclear.




Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Statement of purpose is not jusEfied by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communicaEon of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construcEon is used.

Template is not used appropriately, or documentaEon format is rarely followed correctly.

Sources are not documented.




Total Points 125.0

Less Than SaEsfactory (80.00%)

Limited and/or vague summary of demographic of interest and communicable disease is provided. Overview does not offer a clear representaEon of informaEon necessary for epidemiological study.

Paper parEally describes the determinants of health in relaEon to disease development.

The communicable disease is described with some inaccuracies within the epidemiologic triangle. A visual descripEon of the factors and interacEon is not present.

Discussion of the role of the community health nurse is vague, with no integraEon of case finding, reporEng, data collecEng, data analysis, or follow-up skills. An incomplete explanaEon of why demographic data are necessary to community health is provided.

An agency or organizaEon is idenEfied, but discussion is vague or inaccurate in relaEon to the communicable disease chosen.

A discussion of the global implicaEon of the disease is vague, with no integraEon of how this is addressed in other countries or cultures and if the disease is endemic to a parEcular area. An example is not provided.




Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.

Sufficient jusEficaEon of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have quesEonable credibility.

Frequent and repeEEve mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formadng is apparent.

DocumentaEon of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formadng errors.