Instruction: Write 3 pages (singe space) of report including the following contacts


Question Description

1.Career Goal

Describe your career goals and identify four potential future employers.

2.Personal Epidemiology

Describe a death of your important person (e.g. family, friend, and other) from Epidemiologic point of views.

a.Deceased person (e.g. relationship to you, age, sex, race, city/state)

b.Cause of death (e.g. name of disease or injury)

c.National statistics (e.g. mortality, morbidity, incidence or prevalence rates, healthcare cost)

d.Population at risk (e.g. demographics, cluster)

e.Determinants (e.g. environment, social, behavioral, and risk factors)

f.Preventions and promotion (e.g. how to reduce the risk)

3.Professional Epidemiology

Search and read at least two articles that show applications of Epidemiology in the field of your emphasis or future professional career

References (APH style)

Summarize usefulness of Epidemiology in your field

How you want to apply Epidemiology in your future profession.

4.Public Health Competency

Evaluate your public health professional competencies based on the following sills.Create a radar chart (Ratings: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Good, 3 = Average, 2 = Fare, 1 = Poor) using Excel and then discuss strategic plans to improve each weakness.

a.Analytical/Assessment Skills

b.Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

c.Oral and Written Communication Skills

d.Cultural Competency Skills

e.Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

f.Public Health Sciences Skills

g.Financial Planning and Management Skills

h.Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

5.Professional Development

Exercise job hunting skills

a.Make an appointment(s) with at least one out of the three potential your employers you identified earlier for a face-to-face or phone conversation .

b.Ask the them what kinds of skills are essential in their job settings and common weaknesses among fresh graduates.

c.Ask them if they use epidemiologic data, approaches, or concepts to address health concerns.Ask examples.

d.Ask them challenges and opportunities in their careers.

Tutor Answer

School: Purdue University


Epidemiology – Outline

My career goal
Personal epidemiology
My Professional Epidemiology
Usefulness of epidemiology
My professional development

Running head: EPIDEMIOLOGY





My career goal is promoting health in Africa. Health promotion is enabling people to
enhance their health by boosting control of changeable risk factors. It goes beyond health care by
increasing the public’s health awareness as well as that of the policymakers. Health promotion
guides sensitize them of the health repercussions brought about by personal choices (Alemu,
2014). It helps people get to a state of wellbeing, socially, physically and mentally. Health
promotion enables people to view health as a resource for daily life rather than a living goal.
Inequality in health comes from inequity in society. Many people in Africa live in ultimate
poverty and a degraded environment in some rural and urban areas. As a result of poverty, many
people suffer infectious diseases and health conditions resulting from their lifestyle. My four
potential future employers include; Aid for Africa, Hope through Health, World Hope
Iinternational and Action Africa.
My dad died of type 2 diabetes in Ethiopia, Africa at the age of 57 years. He lived and
worked in the urban area. Although he had a high school education, due to his busy schedule, he
did not care much about his diet until when he tested positive for type 2 diabetes. It came as a
shock to him because none of his family members had such a condition before. He began
experiencing the diabetes symptoms three years before it was ascertained that he had it. The
healthcare providers who had treated him previously gave him medication for other illnesses. He
also continued eating sugary junk food oblivious that such would worsen the condition. By the
time he was diagnosed with diabetes the disease had worsened. He passed on a few months after
the diagnosis. My dad is not alone; many Ethiopians discover that they are ailing from a lifestyle
disease when the condition worsens and pass on shortly after that.
Ethiopia is among the 32 nations in the African region of the International Diabetes
Federation (IDF). Diabetes mellitus is a primary health problem in Africa and particularly in
Ethiopia. According to IDF, many adults worldwide live with diabetes mellitus (DM). Type 1
diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a metabolic and an endocrine disease most common in children.
Studies reveal that around78,000 children below 15 years are born with T1DM or develop it at
an early age in Africa (Alemu, 2014). Environmental factors are blamed in the T1DM
pathogenesis as potentiates and initiators of the destruction of pancreatic B-cells. Type 2 diabetes
mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder rooting from resistance in the action of insulin and
insufficient secretion of insulin. Over 80 percent of the entire population in Ethiopia lives in the
countryside. The nation has a heavy burden on infectious diseases as well as health conditions
resulting from nutritional deficiencies. Studies show that over 1.4 million people suffer from
diabetes mellitus condition. Type 2 diabetes is a prevalent disease, according to several studies
(Alemu, 2014). Mortality rate resulting from the disease is high. According to studies conducted
between 2011 – 20 15, over 30 percent of the total people living with diabetes condition die
every year. Diabetes is a chronic non-communicable disease (CNCDs). It is the leading cause of
blindness, renal failure, limb amputation and vascular brain disease. Research conducted by IDF
in 2017 reveals that around 425 million people between the age of 20 and 79 had DM and they
expected the number to rise in 2045 to about 629. Ethiopia was approximated to have 5.2 percent
of the 425 million cases of diabetes meaning that about 22.2 million people suffered from
diabetes mellitus. There are more Type 2 DM patients in the urban areas than in the rural. As a



developing country, Ethiopians are shifting their lifestyle towards urbanization. The rapid change
has resulted to the emergence of non-communicable diseases such as DM. Due to the scarcity of
health care providers and materials the nation focuses its resources on reducing infectious
diseases and gives little care to CNCDs. The misconception of diabetes in Ethiopia is another
reason why the disease receives little attention. They cite it as “a disease of the rich”. The
number of type 2 diabetes increases every year unlike type 1. Most of t...

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