In this milestone, you will analyze the health issue for the final project research study. You will draw conclusions about the health issue through your review of the research study and your own outside research. This milestone will focus on the risk factors, disease transmission, incidence and prevalence, mortality rate, and odds ratio of the health issue.
For your final project, you will complete an epidemiological research study report based on the provided research study, “Salmonella in the Caribbean.” Throughout the course, you will complete milestone assignments that are drafts of specific sections of the final project. Because these milestone assignments are drafts of the final project, some critical elements in the rubric will be identical to those in the Final Project Rubric. Tips for tackling each critical element are in italics throughout the document.
In your first milestone, you will review the research study and analyze the health issue at its core. Use the research you conducted in your Module One journal assignment to help you analyze the health issue.
To begin, review the final project research study, “Salmonella in the Caribbean.” Then, address the following critical elements in your short paper:
Health Issue: In this section of your final project, you will analyze the health issue that is the focus of the research study.
Describe the risk factors associated with the public health issue. Support your description with evidence from the research study and your independent research.
Describe the mode of transmission of the public health issue. Support your description with evidence from the research study and your independent research.
Determine the incidence and prevalence of the health issue using the data from Table 1 of the research study to perform the appropriate calculations.
Tip: To calculate incidence, assume the total population of Trinidad & Tobago during the 10-year period is 1,265,000 people
Determine the mortality rate of the health issue using the data from the research study to perform the appropriate calculations.
Interpret the odds ratio to determine the strength of association between the potential sources of exposure and the disease using the odds ratio given in Table 2.