PBHE427 Epidemiology


You need to watch the above movie and draft in academic writing your paper with the following questions: 

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Provide a brief overview of the movie, describe the setting, what issues does it raise?
What do you see as the main purpose of the film?


How did the disease originate in humans and what was the disease agent?
What were the symptoms and how was it transmitted? Describe the six links in the chain of infection.
What type of epidemic was it? What steps in the ten-step process to investigate epidemics were described?  What steps were missing?
Discuss the descriptive epidemiology of the disease including person, place, and time. 
How did the epidemic affect the public? Was it highly pathogenic or virulent? 


Relate the film to class discussions, readings, notes or knowledge. Is the movie accurate and realistic? Does it contradict or support anything you have learned?
Summarize briefly emphasizing the strengths and weaknesses of the movie.
Make sure you have an engaging conclusion that summarizes the evidence and connects to the thesis and body. 

Administrative Requirements
1.  The paper must be a minimum two (2) double spaced pages (but no more than five (5) pages in length), not including the title page and reference page(s).  Charts, graphs, photos, drawings, lists and extended quotes* will not count against the two (2) pages of written text required. *Note: It is a rare instance that an extended quote is appropriate and most of the time they are considered non-academic. 
2.  The format of the paper and references must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for reference and bibliographic citation. If necessary, refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ED). 2009 Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (must reference the movie)
3.  Use Times New Roman Font in a 12-point font.
4.  Use 1 inch for the top, bottom, left and right margins.
5. Use proper APA format as given to you in the attached example.

Grading your Paper
I will grade your paper using the rubric attached. The rubric is a guide that allows me to look at specific areas (Criteria) of your paper and assign a grade to each. A rubric helps an instructor to evaluate each student’s work consistently and fairly, despite differences in topics and content.

*PLAGIARISM: Your paper will go through TurnItIn, a plagiarism software.  If you receive a high score in TurnItIn, it is likely that you have committed plagiarism whether intentional or not.   Review this website to insure you do not commit plagiarism: http://www.plagiarism.org/.  If you receive a TurnItIn score that is high, I suggest that you revise and resubmit before the due date. 

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