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The assessment is a 3,000 word structured critical analysis of published research orstudy, which will include a discussion of epidemiologic issues. The objective of theassessment is to enhance your ability to make sound epidemiologic judgementsrelated to a public health issue and to give you experience of critically appraising anepidemiologic and/or public health research article.Three suggestions are provided below if you are uncertain about which topic area /study to critically appraise; please choose only one. If you wish to focus on adifferent topic area or study, please discuss this with your module tutor first to makesure it is appropriate.Suggested topic areas / studies:1. HIV prevalence in Sub-Saharan AfricaDwyer-Lindgren, L., Cork, M.A., Sligar, A. et al. (2019). Mapping HIV prevalence insub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017. Nature 570, 189–193 (2019).https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1200-92. Causes of death amongst homeless peopleAldridge, R. W., Menezes, D., Lewer, D., et al. (2019). Causes of death amonghomeless people: a population-based cross-sectional study of linked hospitalisationand mortality data in England. Wellcome open research, 4, 49.https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15151.13. Epidemiology of vaccine hesitancyWiyeh, A. B., Cooper, S., Nnaji, C. A., & Wiysonge, C. S. (2018). Vaccine hesitancy‘outbreaks’: using epidemiological modeling of the spread of ideas to understand theeffects of vaccine related events on vaccine hesitancy. Expert Review of Vaccines,17(12), 1063-1070. https://doi.org/10.1080/14760584.2018.15499941All answers to the question given will need to be supported by references. Theseshould include the wider literature on epidemiological theory and methodologyliterature, as well as global health and/or dominant health systems, to demonstratethe wider reading you have done.Tables and graphs can be used where applicable to maximum advantage tosummarize the features, results, and peculiarities/limitations of the studies beingreviewed. Please ensure all tables and graphs are referenced and titled. The textshould not simply reiterate the facts contained in the tables and graphs, but shouldrepresent a critical discussion or synthesis of the material summarized in the tablesand graphs.Paragraphs should be used at all times in your writing, and you should avoid the useof lists.

 
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