An important component of this course is the research paper. Select a topic pertinent to Public Health in America. Write an 8-12 page paper that will include at least 4-6 evidence/research-based references (no Wikipedia!), an abstract, a graph or chart (data) if applicable to your topic (should not take up more than ¼ of a page).
Your research paper may include (if applicable to your topic) the following information:
Historical Perspective/Background information on your topic
Morbidity & Mortality Patterns
Public Health issues & interventions
Prehospital (if applicable)
Local vs. State vs. Federal
Media Coverage/Communication Issues
What worked – what didn’t – why
The research paper should include an introduction of the topic, a body in which the topic is developed and references cited, and a well-defined conclusion. I strongly recommend that you contact me with the topic of your paper before you begin your research. The topic you choose may be too broad or too narrow, and a discussion may help you to focus so that your learning will be maximized and your paper will be the best it can be.
Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 5 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 4 academic outside references including 2 peer-reviewed journal articles)