Epidemiology is the study of how often diseases occur in different people and why they occur. Epidemiology can help us track diseases and find out when an outbreak is occurring or if a disease is decreasing due to a public health interventions.
Given the above information, what do you think is the role of the epidemiologist in data collection? What is John Snows (1854) influence on the foundation of modern epidemiology? What are the current 10 leading causes of death for all races/ethnicities? What, according to you, are the five most important human diseases associated with stress? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning and comment on the postings of at least two peers as to whether you agree with their view on the diseases associated with stress.
HomeostasisThe Importance of Being in Balance
When many people think of homeostasis they think of their body being in balance or the flight or flight response. Homeostasis is the maintenance of physiological conditions required to maintain the life of the organism. Cannon (1932) has come up with some theories on homeostasis. What are Cannons (1932) theories on homeostasis? What is the World Health Organizations (WHOs) definition of engineering methods, also known as engineering controls?
There are five key engineering methods developed to reduce or eliminate the spread of infection and disease. How effective do you think these methods have been? Of these methods, which one has been the most effective and which one the least effective? Why? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning and comment on the postings of at least two peers.
Cannon, W.B. (1932). The wisdom of the body. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.
William C. Cockerham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cockerham, William C. Medical Sociology, 13th Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions, 01/2015. VitalBook file.