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Unit Assignments


Unit I Research Paper Topic and Outline



Write and submit a one to two page research paper topic and outline to the instructor for approval. The topic and outline will be in preparation for the Research Paper due in Unit IV. Please remember to keep this public health focused and the topic needs to include biostatistical related content. Also, be sure to look at the requirements for the Research Paper, which are found in the Unit IV assignment. This will assist you with the topic selection and understanding of the Research Paper requirement.


Ensure you incorporate the following:


Topic: Select a topic that incorporates both public health and biostatistical related content. Examples of topics include:



 HIV surveillance

lead poisoning


smoking prevalence rates


healthcare acquired infections


occupational safety


environmental health


morbidity reporting




Introduction: Provide an overview of the topic. Explain why the question is important and give a brief description of the research design. Describe the purpose of research paper in one to two paragraphs.


Body: Discuss the current status of the topic in two to three paragraphs. Organize this section to discuss the key points that will be included in the research paper.


Conclusion: Highlight the major areas discussed in the previous section in one to two paragraphs. Be sure to relate the information back to the purpose and relevance of the research. Communicate to the reader while summarizing the topic points.


Reference: Include a minimum of five to seven APA formatted sources, two must be from the CSU Online Library. Ensure to follow APA style for this assignment.


NOTE: This assignment is part of the Unit IV Research Paper. This assignment must be submitted and graded by the professor to allow feedback to the



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