Nursing Question

Nursing Question


Disease options are Pertussis, Rabies, or Syphillis.      Infectious disease occurs worldwide and must be addressed just as chronic disease is approached. This assignment will present the learner an opportunity to explore a communicable disease, to apply the epidemiological triad, and to discern the demographic and at-risk background data for a specific infectious disease agent .

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes.

  1. Identify appropriate outcome measures and study designs applicable to epidemiological sub-fields such as infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental exposures, reproductive health, and genetics. (CO3)
  2. Identify important sources of epidemiological data. (CO6)

Due Date: by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 5

Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assignment policy. 

Total Points Possible: 125


  1. Choose a topic from the list provided to you by your course faculty.  Apply the concepts of population health and epidemiology to the topic.
  2. Synthesize Course content from Weeks 1-5 according to the following sections:  
    • Introduction:  Analysis of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) to include demographic break down that includes age, gender, race, or other at-risk indicators (da ta per demographics should include mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). 
    • Determinants of Health:  Define, identify and synthesize the determinants of health as related to the development of the infection.   Utilize HP2020.  
    • Epidemiological Triad:  Identify and describe all elements of the epidemiological triad: Host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Utilize the demographic break down to fur ther describe the triad.   
    • Role of the NP:  Succinctly define the role of the nurse practitioner according to a national nurse practitioner organization ( National Board of Nursing or AANP, for example) and synthesize the role to the?management of infectious diseases(surveillance, primary/secondary/tertiary interventions, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up). This includes the integration of a model of practice which supports the implementation of an evidence-based practice.? Refer to your course textbook for models of practice examples.