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400840 Review On Emerging or Re-emerging Communicable Disease Threat Assessment Answer

400840 Communicable Diseases (Online) Spring 2020

Unit Details

Unit Code:400840
Unit Name:Communicable Diseases

About Communicable Diseases

Assessment Information

2.1 Unit Learning Outcomes

This unit makes a contribution to the following specific course-level graduate attributes: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, and 14.


Outcome
1Describe the major communicable causes of disease burden, in Australia and internationally, their routes of transmission, risk factors and clinical features
2Discuss how causative agents, host and environmental factors interact to produce illness in individuals, and shape patterns of communicable disease in populations
3Describe epidemiological methods used to investigate outbreaks of communicable diseases
4Describe principles of surveillance, prevention, and control for communicable diseases

Contribution to Course Learning Outcomes

2.5 Assessment Details

2.5.2 Critical Review: review of the literature on an emerging or re-emerging communicable disease threat

Weight:60%
Type of Collaboration:Individual
Due:Week 16, 2 November 2020, 23:00h
Format:Essay
Length:3,000 words
Curriculum Mode:Critical Review


Details:

Critical review of the literature on ONE emerging or re-emerging communicable disease threat (choose from list below ); should include role of agent, host and environmental factors, potential policy responses.

– COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2)

Criteria and Standards:

  1. Choose essay topic from the list provided (note that COVID-19 is the only option available in 2020).
  2. Start your research.
  3. The list of suggested sources is a starting point only. You are expected to undertake independent research. The following are some of the sources you may wish to use:
  • Academic: Library books and journals. Library databases (available via Library e-resources. Library web links (provided via the Library and the vUWS site).
  • Institutional: Websites associated with various organisations, e.g. NSW Health, the Australian Government

Department of Health and Ageing, the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

  • Sites such as blogs and Wikipedia are not bonafide academic sources.
  1. Lay out your approach to the topic. Keep in mind that there is no one way in structuring an essay, but make sure that you identify the key focus point(s) and keep referring back to them during the writing process.
  2. Keep in mind that a good essay contains both a description of the topic/focus and a critical discussion on that topic (the critical discussion should include empirical examples).

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