Epidemiology Nursing and Impact on Public Health

Descriptive epidemiology is concerned with both the frequency and distribution of a health outcome (or health-related exposure). In other words, how common is it, and who does it affect? The first question can be answered using measures such as incidence and prevalence. The second can be framed in terms of TIME, PLACE and PERSON. For example, we may describe the distribution of health outcomes by age, population, geography or over time. In his treatise ‘On Airs, Waters, and Places’, Hippocrates (460BC–377BC) recognized the importance of the environment in the causation of disease. Epidemiology as a discipline developed in the area of infectious disease control, through the statistical analysis of routine data to quantify the risk associated with unsanitary environments. The epidemiology of communicable disease, and its application to Public Health, is sometimes also known as ‘Health Protection’ (something of a misnomer given that all epidemiology is about protecting health through identifying and limiting exposure to risk factors).

  • The Role of Training in Emergengy Epidemic Response(like ebola)
  • Case Management, Infection Prevention and Control
  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Tactics for Prevention of Spread of Disesease Among Health Workers
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Epidemiology

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