PBH211 (Public Health)
Final Paper: An important component of this course is the research paper (30%). Select a topic pertinent to Public Health in America. Write a 10 page paper that will include at least 5 evidence/research-based references.
Your research paper may include (if applicable to your topic) the following information:
Historical Perspective/Background information on your topic
o Data Use
o Morbidity & Mortality Patterns
Public Health issues & interventions
o Prehospital (if applicable)
o Local vs. State vs. Federal
Media Coverage/Communication Issues
o What worked – what didn’t – why
The research paper should include an introduction of the topic, a body in which the topic is developed and references cited, and a well-defined conclusion. I strongly recommend that you contact me with the topic of your paper before you begin your research. The topic you choose may be too broad or too narrow, and a discussion may help you to focus so that your learning will be maximized and your paper will be the best it can be.