NR503 2019 November All Weeks Discussions Latest

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NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles

Week 1 Discussion

Exercise and Discussion Questions from Curley Text Book

Purpose:

This discussion board content is intended to facilitate learning for students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. 

The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute graduate level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. 

Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines

Due Date:

Initial prompt due by Wednesday, 11:59 PM MT of week 1

One peer and one faculty or two peer posts due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT of week 1

A 10% late penalty will be imposed for initial discussions posted after the weekly deadline regardless of the number of days late. No postings will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0). Week 8 discussion closes on Saturday at 11:59pm MT.

Go to the end of Chapter 2 in the textbook: Identifying Outcomes. Under the section "Exercises and Discussion Questions" select? Exercise 2.5? OR?Exercises 2.6 ?and respond with a minimum of two (2) paragraphs of 4-5 sentences each.  

You should address each bullet point in the exercise you select. 

Your work should have in-text citations integrating at a minimum one scholarly article from this week's readings and course textbook. 

APA format should be utilized to include a reference list. 

Correct grammar, spelling, and APA should be adhered to when writing, work should be scholarly without personalization or first person use.

Respond to a minimum of two (2) individuals, peer and/or faculty, with a scholarly and reflective post of a minimum of two (2) paragraphs of 4-5 sentences. A minimum of one (1) scholarly article should be utilized to support the post in addition to your textbook.

Exercise 2.5?

Diabetes affects a growing number of Americans. You have been invited to join a collaborative of community agencies interested in tackling diabetes from a community perspective.

What resources will you use to identify different outcomes related to diabetes? 

What outcomes related to diabetes are of most interest to community members? 

How will you compare the outcomes you select to monitor at the local level with state and national outcomes?

Exercise 2.6?

APRNs should not only recognize but also make it part of their practice to develop strategies to reduce or eliminate health disparities. Review information from Healthy People 2020 and the CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities websites. 

What health disparities can you find that are relevant to your community ? 

How can you better advocate for minority groups who have poorer health outcomes?

What specific objectives in Healthy People 2020 can help this effort?

Review the following for integration into your writing/responses:

 

NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles

Week 2 Discussion

Epidemiological Methods

Purpose:

This discussion board content is intended to facilitate learning for students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. 

The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute graduate level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. 

Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Discriminate among various screening tools that may be used in the provision of care as an Advanced Practice Nurse (CO4) 

Assignment Requirements

Choose one of the following:

Gonorrhea

HIV

Hyperlipidemia

HPV: Human Papilloma Virus

Breast Cancer

Lung Cancer

Next, choose a diagnostic or screening method (related to your choice from the list of health issues above).? You may use one of the following web sites to locate a screening tool, a scholarly article, or a tool from a professional web site of your choice (for example, from the American Psychological Association).

U.S. Preventative Services Task Force?(Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality?(Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

SAMHSA-HRSA?(Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Reply to the following prompt: 

Describe the diagnostic or screening tool selected, its purpose, and what age group it targets. 

Has it been specifically tested in this age group? 

Next, discuss the predictive ability of the test. For instance, how do you know the test is reliable and valid? What are the reliability and validity values? What are the predictive values? Is it sensitive to measure what it has been developed to measure, for instance, HIV, or depre ssion in older adults, or Lyme d isease? Would you integrate this tool into your advanced practice based on the information you have read about the test, why or why not?

You should include a minimum of two (2) scholarly articles from the last five (5) years (3 is recommended). 

Respond to a minimum of two (2) individuals, peer and/or faculty, with a scholarly and reflective post of a minimum of two (2) paragraphs of 4-5 sentences. A minimum of one (1) scholarly article should be utilized to support the post in addition to your textbook. 

Your work should have in-text citations integrating at a minimum one scholarly article and the course textbook. APA format should be utilized to include a reference list. Correct grammar, spelling, and APA should be adhered to when writing, work should be scholarly without personalization or first - person use.

 

NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles

Week 3 Discussion

Epidemiological Methods and Measurements

Purpose:

This discussion board content is intended to facilitate learning for students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. 

The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute graduate level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. 

Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.

One peer and one faculty or two peer posts due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT of week 3

A 10% late penalty will be imposed for initial discussions posted after the weekly deadline regardless of the number of days late. No postings will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0). Week 8 discussion closes on Saturday at 11:59pm MT.

Assignment Requirements

Utilizing the list below, choose two research methods. 

Next, find two articles, one on each of the chosen methods, from the Chamberlain College library, or you may use one that is provided within the course and one you find from the library. The articles should be related to population health and infectious disease, chronic health, occupational health, global health, genomics, or environmental health:

Randomized Control Trial

Cohort Study

Case-Control Study

Cross-Sectional

Read each article and answer the following questions with detail for each article, include succinct definitions/examples or rationale as fitting to the question. Organize your answers using the number of the question you are answering (1-8). Your answers should provide more than a "yes" or "no", your answers should provide examples, critical thinking, definitions, and examples.

Does the study design specify a question, goal, of the study?  Why is this important?

Explain the methodology (Randomized Control Trial, Cohort Study, Case-Control Study).

Describe the participant information, include recruitment. Is selection bias present?

How is data collected?

Are the variables identified? If yes, discuss. If no, how does this impact your interpretation of the study?

How was the data analyzed, what statistics are provided? What are potential errors related to the study design?

What are the weaknesses of the type of study design/method?

Discuss the outcomes and the implications for implementation.

Post your analysis of the research studies to the DB. Your analysis should have in-text citations and utilize a scholarly voice with APA formatting. You may choose to write a Word doc and upload your doc to the discussion board for this week.

Respond to a total of two posts; either two (2) peer posts or a peer and faculty post, with a minimum of one paragraph of 4-5 sentences for each of their articles. Your reply post should integrate in-text citation(s) and be formatted with APA and a scholarly voice.

 

NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles

Week 4 Discussion

Purpose

The ideas and beliefs underpinning the discussions guide students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.

Course Outcomes

CO#6 - Identify important sources of epidemiological data. (PO 2)

Due Date

All postings to the Open Forum are due by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT.

Total Points Possible: Complete/Incomplete

Preparing the Assignment

All students are required to make one post. You are not required to provide reply posts.

You can use this time to have a non-structured conversation about the web site exploration links below. Provide one fact or element from the web site exploration that applies to the topics from the first four modules.  Please remember to provide a reference for all sources included in your post.

 

NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles

Week 5 Discussion

Purpose

The ideas and beliefs underpinning the discussions guide students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.

Course Outcomes

CO#6 - Identify important sources of epidemiological data. (PO 2)

Due Date

All postings to the Open Forum are due by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT.

Total Points Possible: Complete/Incomplete

Preparing the Assignment

All students are required to make one post. You are not required to provide reply posts.

You can use this time to have a non-structured conversation from the Podcast and web site links below. Provide one fact or element from the web site exploration that applies to this module's topic of populations as risk. Everyone should review the AETCMC Self-Assessment link. Please be sure to provide a reference for all sources cited within your post.

 

NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles

Week 6 Discussion

Purpose

The ideas and beliefs underpinning the discussions guide students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.

Course Outcomes

CO#5 -  Examine current ethical/legal issues in epidemiology. (PO 2, 3)

Due Date

All postings to the Open Forum are due by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT.

Total Points Possible: Complete/Incomplete

Preparing the Assignment

All students are required to make one post. You are not required to provide reply posts.

You can use this time to have an unstructured conversation about genetics, current population health news or other course-related ethical/legal topics of interest.

Please be sure to provide a reference for all sources cited within your post.

 

NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles

Week 7 Discussion

Global and Environmental Health

Purpose:

This discussion board content is intended to facilitate learning for students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. 

The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute graduate level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. 

Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Inspect the relationship between environment and global health (CO7).

Appraise global health problems considering WHO SDG’s as well as related epidemiological data (CO7).

Due Date:?

Initial prompt due by Wednesday, 11:59 PM MT of week 7

One peer and one faculty or two peer posts due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT of week 7

 A 10% late penalty will be imposed for initial discussions posted after the weekly deadline regardless of the number of days late. No postings will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0). Week 8 discussion closes on Saturday at 11:59pm MT.

Please go to a lay press newspaper, for example, The Washington Post, The New York Times, or other national publication.?

  Locate an article that has global health implications, such as malaria, untreated strep throat or other infectious diseases in developing countries.? Other topic areas may address environmental global health issues, for example, safe water, sanitation, or oral health.? 

After you locate and read over the article, respond to the following prompt:

During NR503, we have discussed the web of causation, epidemiological triangle, inter-professional collaboration and various other concepts related to population health and epidemiology.? In responding to your chosen article in this week’s discussion board be sure to synthesize, integrate, these course concepts as well as other terminology found in weekly modules. For example, integrate into your writing information from the World Health Organization and the SDG’s or include social justice theory into your article analysis.? The specific focus is up to you, but be sure to compare and contrast, integrate and think critically, as you present your discussion board post.

Your post should be a minimum of two (2) paragraphs with 4-5 sentences per paragraph.? 

Your initial post should include a minimum of two (2) scholarly articles which would not include your course text, which is also permitted to be used.? 

Reply posts should include a scholarly reference and be a minimum of one (1) paragraph, 4-5 sentences.?

A scholarly tone should be maintained throughout all posts.?

A link to the article using APA should be included.

 

NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles

Week 8 Discussion

Health Policy and Ethics

Purpose:

This discussion board content is intended to facilitate learning for students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. 

The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute graduate level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. 

Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Inspect the relationship between environment and global health (CO5).

Appraise global health problems considering WHO SDG’s as well as related epidemiological data (CO5).

Due Date:

Initial prompt due by Wednesday, 11:59 PM MT of week 8

One peer and one faculty or two peer posts due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT of week 8

 A 10% late penalty will be imposed for initial discussions posted after the weekly deadline regardless of the number of days late. No postings will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0). Week 8 discussion closes on Saturday at 11:59pm MT.

Assignment Requirements 

Go to your state government web page. Find one health policy enacted within the last two (2) years at the state level.?Write down the bill number and the sponsors of the bill and include this information in your initial post.

Write a minimum of a one-page critical analysis summary of the policy. (250 words double spaced, APA). Your summary should integrate the concepts of?advocacy, population health, and the ANA ethical statements?("The Code"), and course readings, to include a minimum of one course scholarly article (provided within the course). Be sure to speak to the role of advocacy and population health.

Respond to a minimum of two (2) peers/faculty posts with one (1) paragraph of 4-5 sentences integrating one scholarly source utilized in an in-text citation/APA.

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