Global and Environmental Health – Article Analysis

This discussion board content is on global and environmental health. It intends to facilitate learning through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course. It empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice.   


Global and Environmental Health

This discussion is on global and environmental health. It provides students with opportunities to contribute graduate level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship.   


Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to do the following. Actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to peers. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.  


Activity Learning Outcomes 


Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to: 


  1. Inspect the relationship between environment and global health (CO7).  
  2. Appraise global health problems considering WHO SDG’s as well as related epidemiological data (CO7).  



Assignment Requirements  


  1. Please go to a lay press newspaper, for example, The Washington Post, The New York Times, or other national publication.  
  2.   Locate an article that has global health implications, such as malaria, untreated strep throat or other infectious diseases in developing countries.  Other topic areas may address environmental global health issues, for example, safe water, sanitation, or oral health.    
  3. After you locate and read over the article, respond to the following prompt: 
    • During NR503, we have discussed the web of causation, epidemiological triangle, and inter-professional collaboration. We also covered various other concepts related to population health and epidemiology.  In responding to your chosen article in this week’s discussion board be sure to synthesize, integrate, these course concepts. For example, integrate into your writing information from the World Health Organization and the SDG’s or include social justice theory into your article analysis.  The specific focus is up to you, but be sure to compare and contrast, integrate and think critically, as you present your discussion board post.  



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