You are an epidemiologist and have been asked to speak at Career Day for Myers College, a community college in your area. The theme of this year’s Career Day is “Little Known Health Science Fields.” Epidemiology has been identified as one such field, and you have been tasked with introducing the science to the students. In 500-750 words, address the following:

1. Define epidemiology.

2. Identify five objectives of epidemiology.

3. Identify and explain three subspecialties within epidemiology.

Refer to the “Areas of Epidemiology” resource.

You are required to use a minimum of two scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required., and references below 5 years are needed.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to LopesWrite.

N.B: If you need a review of the areas of study in Epidemiology view the resources below.

Examples of Research Areas Using Epidemiology (video)

· Infectious disease

· Chronic disease

· Maternal and child health

· Injury and accidents

· Environmental

· Nutrition

· Health policy

· Health behavior

A Guide to Careers in Epidemiology (website)

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