Imagine that you are a working public health professional within a state health department. Your supervisor wants you to research the pathophysiology of diseases either naturally occurring (or facilitated by) human behaviors. In this work Assignment, you may choose a topic dealing with a particular emerging infectious disease, a disease caused by a toxicological agent, or a disease caused by health behavior. Your supervisor requires that your report must focus on the pathophysiological, biological nature of the disease. Furthermore, your supervisor asks that you discuss the basis of public health laws, policies, or regulations related to this disease.
Your supervisor asks that you present your findings in a professional report, with the following sections: abstract, introduction, literature review, conclusions, and recommendations. A superior report contains scholarly depth, current APA format, proofreading for spelling and grammatical errors, logical flow of ideas and a logical conclusion, overall scholarly style and tone, and academic references throughout.
The report should include at least four primary sources (current, peer-reviewed journal articles found through the Kaplan Library) and at least eight total scholarly sources.
In addition, discuss how your understanding of the disease serves as a basis for public health laws, policies, or regulations related to this disease.
The body of the paper should be 8–10 pages, double spaced, not counting the title page, table of contents (optional), abstract, and reference list. Papers must be posted to the Dropbox by the end of Unit 9. The viewpoint and purpose of this Assignment should be clearly established and sustained. Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.