Epidemiology of Health Promotion Student`s

Epidemiology of Health Promotion Student`s


Epidemiologyof Health Promotion


Epidemiologyof Health Promotion

Epidemiologyis the basic determining factor of the health and disease spread inthe community for the purposes of determining the health promotionscope. The process that involves a couple of steps is aimed atanalysis report of health and disease in the community andformulation of the appropriate feasibility for the prevention of thedisease. Among the major principles of epidemiology are healthevaluation, analytic studies, investigation on the field andsurveillance of the public health (Berkman, Kawachi &amp Glymour,2014).

Inaccordance to Edelman, Mandle &amp Kudzma, the five functions ofepidemiology the main concern here will be the public healthsurveillance which is generally considered to be the monitoring ofthe pulse in a community with an aim of developing the required datathat help in decision making. The process also involves thecollection, analysis and interpretation of the data from thecommunity involved in the community involved in the study. Theevaluation of the disease patterns in the community leads to the callfor action by the medical department (Edelman, Mandle, &amp Kudzma,2013).

Thisimportant principle of epidemiology leads to the formulation ofreports relevant to the public health information which is requiredfor major decision making purpose in the local health departments interms of mortality and morbidity (Kohl, Craig, Lambert, Inoue,Alkandari, Leetongin, 2012). The advanced nurse practitioners arehanded the final reports from the public health surveillanceactivities for their decision making and advanced decision-making tothe health department.

Theadvanced practitioners play a critical role in the evaluation andinterpretation of the reports for the decision making and the actionto be taken by the health department. Their profession inputdetermines the next step of field investigation. Given an advancedpractitioner in a remote area the need to carry out the public healthsurveillance is important for the health department decision makingon the condition before conducting a field investigation thatrequires more resources (Berkman, Kawachi &amp Glymour, 2014).

Inconclusion, this is considered the initial stage of the epidemiologyprocess which creates the basis for solutions to the public healthconditions at the local level. The data collected from this stage andthe reports form the basis for the next stages in solving the publichealth problem.


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