MEDI6073 - Determination of the Causative Mechanism, Epidemiologic Approach

Added on - Mar 2020

In the MEDI6073 Literature Review, we will discuss Determination of the Causative Mechanism, Epidemiologic Approach. We know the Strengths of the Epidemiologic Approach in Understanding Causation, the Weaknesses of the Epidemiologic Approach in Understanding Causation, & Importance of Epidemiology to 21st Century Global Health.

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Running Head: EPIDEMIOLOGIC APPROACH1The Epidemiologic ApproachName:Institution and Affiliations:Instructor:Date:
EPIDEMIOLOGIC APPROACH2A.Strengths of the Epidemiologic Approach in Understanding CausationNotionsFirst the approach enables the development and/or implementation of effectivepreventive measures of different diseases before there is complete determination of thecausative mechanism(Gallagher, 2012). Epidemiological approach offers practical skills onsolving viable health problems in different settings before the specific-causative-mechanismdetermination is done. For example where it informs community members to lower high–lipid food intake so as enable them avoid cardiovascular diseases (Martínez-González & Bes-Rastrollo, 2011). Secondly, the epidemiological approach helps in the reporting of rare eventsin the population on health. In this regard, it provides an informational source for relevantfurther study on the frequency of particular diseases, the existing risk factors, diseaseprognosis and the processes of treatment (Parascandola, 2011). Thirdly, the epidemiologicalapproach can be used in describing certain side effects caused by different drug regimes intreating particular diseases within a population (Hewa, 2016). This can help in informingdecision making for pharmacological companies in improving drugs for current and futureuse.Further according toKim (2013),the epidemiological approach helps in providing firstclues regarding generalized diseases aetiologies and risks involved. The approach can thenprovide a direction on formulating clinical research hypothesis in establishing specific causesand related effects.B.Weaknesses of the Epidemiologic Approach in Understanding CausationNotionsThe first weakness of the approach is that its studies mostly cannot control anyconfounding factors in the population according toGallagher (2012).As a result,interpretation of the results obtained from a field study can be often difficult. The approach’s

To summarize, we discussed the MEDI6073 Literature Review, the approach enables the development and/or implementation of effective preventive measures for different diseases before there is a complete determination of the causative mechanism. The epidemiological approach offers practical skills in solving viable health problems in different settings before the specific-causative-mechanism determination is done. For example where it informs community members to lowe High–Lipid Food intake so as enable them to avoid Cardiovascular Diseases.

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