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Topic 1: Clinical Epidemiology
Share a bit about yourself, your nursing experiences and background. At this point in your career, how do you feel that epidemiology has affected your nursing practice?
Read the first 3 Chapters in the text by Fletcher. Explore the CDC site, National Center for Health Statistics at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/. This site’s information is largely gleaned from epidemiological studies and data collections.
Discuss epidemiology as the scientific basis for clinical medicine and guideline development. Explain some types of data, performance measurements and possible reasons for variations in data. Next share a bit of information or statistic you learn from reviewing the National Center for Health Statistics site.

Rubric Title:

MSN 30 point Discussion Rubric

Criteria 1

Level III Max Points

Points: 6

Level II Max Points

Points: 4.8

Level I Max Points

Points: 3.6

Not Present

0 Points

Identification
(20%)

· Thorough identification of the importance of the subject matter to the individual, clinical, and professional.
· Supports discussion concepts through personal experience and evidence-based information.
· Submits a minimum of three posts, one initial and two responses to either the course faculty or peers, with thorough reflection and content.

· Reflection of subject to self, clinical, and professional importance with minimal integration of evidence-based information.
· Submits two or more posts with some reflection and content.

· Minimal reflection without reference to personal, clinical, or profession.
· Submits one or more posts that have minimal reflection or content.

No Posts

Criteria 2

Level III Max Points

Points: 18

Level II Max Points

Points: 14.4

Level I Max Points

Points: 10.8

Not Present

0 Points

Reflection/Participation/Knowledge
(60%)

· Provides a well-written reflection that is clearly connected to the outcomes and clinical insight.
· Responds to at least two other student postings with a response that advances the discussion.
· Clear critical thinking acknowledges application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
· Replies move the conversation forward. Makes a reply to a question asked in response to their own posting.
· Builds a focused argument.
· Asks new or related questions.
· Makes an oppositional or congruent statement that is supported by experience or research.

· Provides a well-written reflection and there is a clear connection to outcomes, but lacks clinical insight.
· Replies partially move the conversation forward. Makes a reply to question asked in response to their own posting.
· Some clear critical thinking acknowledges application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
· Affirms statements or references to relevant research.
· Asks similar or related questions within the context of the conversation.

· Provides short reflection and there is a slight connection to outcomes.
· Student does not move the conversation forward within their own post or in their response to peer/faculty.
· Minimal critical thinking that acknowledges application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
· Does not affirm or oppose statements in conversation.
· Does not pose or ask related question in the context of DB conversation.

No Posts

Criteria 3

Level III Max Points

Points: 6

Level II Max Points

Points: 4.8

Level I Max Points

Points: 3.6

Not Present

0 Points

Format/Style/APA/ Citations
(20%)

· No grammar, word usage, or punctuation errors. Overall style is consistent with professional work.
· Writing style facilitates communication.
· Provides three references that are relevant to the content and published within the last five years.

· Fewer than three grammatical errors.
· Provides less than three references that are relevant to the content and published within the last five years.
· Writing style facilitates some communication.

· More than three grammatical errors.
· Provides less than three references that are relevant to the content and published within the last five years.
· Writing style does not facilitate communication.

No Posts

Maximum Total Points

30

24

18

0

Minimum Total Points

25 points minimum

19 points minimum

1 point minimum

0

Updated 9/4/2020

MN505 Unit Readings

Unit 1 Reading Assignments

In Clinical Epidemiology, read:
Chapter 1: “Introduction”
Chapter 2: “Frequency”
Chapter 3: “Abnormality”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2018). National center for health statistics. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.).. Retrieved fromhttps://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/
 

Unit 2 Reading Assignments

In Clinical Epidemiology, read:
Chapter 4: “Risk: Basic Principles”
Chapter 5: “Risk: Exposure to Disease”
Chapter 6: “Risk: From Disease to Exposure”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2012). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. Epidemiological Core Functions: Lesson 3. (3rd. ed.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson3/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [CDC]. (2018). National Center for Health Statistics. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.).. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

Unit 3 Reading Assignments

In Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:
Chapter 1: “Health defined: Objectives for Promotion and Prevention”
Chapter 2: “Emerging Populations and Health”
Chapter 3: “Health Policy and Delivery Systems”
Chapter 4: “The Therapeutic Relationship”
Chapter 5: “Ethical Issues Related to Health Promotion”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2018). Tools for cross cultural communication and language access can help organizations address health literacy and improve communication effectiveness. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/culture.html

Gupta, A., Madhavapeddi, S., Das, A., Harris, S., & Naina, H. (2015). Physician posture at the bedside: A study of African-American and Hispanic patient preferences at a teaching hospital. The Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM, 31(3), 144-146.
Knox, C. C., & Haupt, B. (2015). Incorporating cultural competency skills in emergency management education. Disaster Prevention & Management, 24(5), 619.

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

Unit 4 Reading Assignments

In Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:
Chapter 6: “Health Promotion and the Individual”
Chapter 7: “Health Promotion and the Family”
Chapter 8: “Health Promotion and the Community”
Chapter 9: “Screening”
Chapter 10: “Health Education”
Healthy People 2020. (2018). Determinants of health. . Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Determinants-of-Health

Required Reading-Conceptual Models

Rural Health Information Hub. (2018). Health promotion and disease prevention theories and models. Retrieved from 
https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/community-health/health-promotion/2/theories-and-models

US Department of Health and Human Services. (2002). Physical Activity Evaluation Handbook. Atlanta, GA. Appendix 3. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/handbook/pdf/handbook.pdf

Optional reading

Heuman, A. N., Scholl, J. C., & Wilkinson, K. (2013). Rural hispanic populations at risk in developing diabetes: Sociocultural and familial challenges in promoting a healthy diet. Health Communication, 28(3), 260.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Program planning. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/tools-and-resources/Program-Planning

Vedanthan, R., Bansilal, S., Soto, A. V., Kovacic, J. C., Latina, J., Jaslow, R., . . . Fuster, V. (2016). The present and future: Family-based approaches to cardiovascular health promotion. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67, 1725-1737.

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.). Retrieved fromhttps://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html ●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/
 
 

Unit 5 Reading Assignments

In Clinical Epidemiology, read:
Chapter 7: “Diagnosis”
Chapter 8: “Prognosis”
Chapter 9: “Treatment”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. Solve the outbreak. Disease detective. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/mobile/applications/sto/web-app.html

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2017). Partnering to heal. Retrieved from 
https://health.gov/hcq/training-partnering-to-heal.asp

Yakubovich, A.R. et al. (2017). A systematic review of prospective risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence victimization among women. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, (Suppl_1 Suppl 1), A46. doi:10.1136/jech-2017-SSMAbstracts.91

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

Unit 6 Reading Assignments

In Clinical Epidemiology, read:
Chapter 10: “Prevention”
Chapter 11: “Chance”
Chapter 12: “Cause”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2012a). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. Epidemiological Core Functions: Lesson 1. Section 4. (3rd. ed.). Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson2/section4.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2012b). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. Epidemiological Core Functions: Lesson 1. Section 8. (3rd. ed.). 
https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson2/section8.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2016). Behavioral risk factor surveillance system. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (n.d.) 1991-2015 High school youth risk behavior survey Data. Retrieved from 
https://nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspx

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.).. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

Unit 7 Reading Assignments

In Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:
Chapter 11: “Nutrition Counseling for Health Promotion”
Chapter 12: “Exercise”
Chapter 13: “Stress Management”
Chapter 14: “Complementary and Alternative Strategies”
Ackley-Holbrook, E., Minsoo, K., & Morgan, D. W. (2016). Development and evaluation of the Walk for Health Program: A physical activity intervention for adults with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 110(2), 103-114.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020. (2015). Table of contents. Retrieved from 
https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. (2018). Index. Retrieved from 
https://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/

Riemer, H. C., Mates, J., Ryan, L., & Schleder, B. J. (2015). Decreased stress level in nurses: A benefit of quiet time. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(5), 396-402.
Rosenberg, K. (2017). Complementary medicine relieves some types of chronic pain. American Journal of Nursing, (1), 61.

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.).. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

Unit 8 Reading Assignments

In Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:
Chapter 15: “Overview of Growth and Development Framework”
Chapter 16: “The Childbearing Period”
Chapter 17: “ Infant”
Chapter 18: “Toddler”
Chapter 19: “Preschool child”
Chapter 20: “School -Age child”
Chapter 21: “Adolescent”
Bright Futures. (2018). Medical screening reference tables. Retrieved from 
https://brightfutures.aap.org/materials-and-tools/tool-and-resource-kit/Pages/Medical-Screening-Reference-Tables.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). National Center for Health Statistics. Growth Charts. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/cdc_charts.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2017). Childhood overweight and obesity. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/

Hagan J.F., Shaw J.S. & Duncan P.M. (Eds). (2017). Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents [pocket guide]. 4th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved from
https://brightfutures.aap.org/Bright%20Futures%20Documents/BF4_POCKETGUIDE.pdf

Hinkley, T., Cliff, D. P., & Okely, A. D. (2015). Reducing electronic media use in 2-3 year-old children: Feasibility and efficacy of the [email protected] pilot randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 15, 779.

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.).. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

Unit 9 Reading Assignments

In Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:
Chapter 22: “Young Adult”
Chapter 23: “Middle- Aged Adult“
Chapter 24: “Older Adult”
Caldwell, J. T., Ford, C. L., Wallace, S. P., Wang, M. C., & Takahashi, L. M. (2016). Intersection of living in a rural versus urban area and race/ethnicity in explaining access to health care in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 106(8), 1463-1469.
Emlet, C. A. (2016). Social, economic, and health disparities among LGBT older adults. Generations, 40(2), 16
Lee, K. H., & Hwang, M. J. (2014). Private religious practice, spiritual coping, social support, and health status among older Korean adult immigrants. Social Work in Public Health, 29(5), 428-443.

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

Unit 10 Reading Assignments

In Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:
Chapter 25: “Health Promotion in the 21st Century:Throughout the Life Span and Throughout the World”s”
Brown, G. (2016). Aspects of global health issues: Diseases, natural disasters, and pharmaceutical corporations and medical research. ABNF Journal, 27(3), 53-57.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014a). Emergency preparedness and response. Bioterrorism rapid response information. Retrieved from: 
http://emergency.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014b). Immigrant and refugee health. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [CDC]. (2018). Division of foodborne, waterborne and environmental diseases (DFWED): Global health. Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dfwed/international/globalwork.html

Healthy People 2020. (2018). Global health objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/global-health

Oduyebo, T., Igbinosa, I., Petersen, E. E., Polen, K. N., Pillai, S. K., Ailes, E. C.,  . . . Honein, M. A. (2016). Update: Interim guidance for health care providers caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure–United States, July 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. P. 739.

Web Resources

●    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2014). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. An Introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

●    Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Leading health indicators. Retrieved from 
http://healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx

●    Healthy People 2020. (2018). Topics and objectives. Retrieved from 
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

●    United States Preventive Services. (2018, March). USPSTF A and B recommendations. Retrieved from 
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

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