Week 1 Group Project

 

Group Project Assignment and Group Project Discussion Thread

Project Overview

The group project will span all five weeks of the course. Weekly group assignments will culminate with the submission of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation of 15 to 20 slides (excluding title, abstract, and reference slides) on the topic selected. For this group project, you and your classmates will learn about the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first responders to public health emergencies called Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers. They are also called Boots-on-the-Ground Disease Detectives or Disease Detectives. Similar to paramedics responding to a medical emergency or law enforcement to a crime scene, Disease Detectives investigate mysterious outbreaks in the field and combine their investigations with laboratory studies to form the foundation of epidemiological strategies.

Day 1–2

  • The course instructor will divide the class into groups consisting of 3–5 students (depending on the size of the class). Your individual group assignment will be posted by the end of the week in the Group Project Discussion thread. Your specific group name will be the same for this thread as well as the Doc Sharing area of your course.
  • The Group Project Discussion thread is the place where all communication between you, your classmates and instructor will occur for the group project. This is also the thread that will be used by the instructor throughout the course to assess the quality and quantity of individual students’ participation in the group work process.
  • As is possible in the work environment, group members may change and adjustments will be made as necessary. Your grade will not be affected by the addition or deletion of classmates to your group.

Days 1–5

  • Review CDC’s Boots-on-the-Ground Disease Detectives site Epidemic Intelligence Service
  • Review CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Epidemic Intelligence Service
  • Review CDC’s Current Outbreak List CDC Current OUtbreak List
  • After review of the links above, post discussions in your group’s specific Group Project Discussion thread and select two (2) topics from the CDC’s Current Outbreak List, linked above, that your team would like to investigate. For example, if you are in Group XYZ, post only in that thread. Your discussion comments should be substantive and collaborative, demonstrating your participation in the selection of two (2) possible topics. Select two topics, since your first choice may have already been selected.

Day 6

  • Each group will choose their group leader, and the group leader will post this information to the group’s specific Group Project Discussion thread for instructor approval. The group leader will include the following, one for each of the (2) topics their group would like to investigate:
    • Disease name: For example, Ebola (specifically, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever)
    • Summary statement: For example, Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by Ebola virus, with signs and symptoms including (etc.)
    • Significance/Relevance: For example, Recently there have been devastating outbreaks in East Africa, specifically Sierra Leone and Liberia, causing serious public health crises (etc.)

Day 7

The instructor will post the approved topic for each group by the end of the week to the Group Project Discussion thread for all students to see. This will ensure that the same topic is not presented by two different groups.

Submission Details:

  • Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

Order a Unique Copy of this Paper

Essay Creek is an academic writing service provided to you by, a London-based company.

  • Experience
    Helping students successfully for 11 years.
  • Confidentiality & Security
    Be sure your information will be kept confidential due to our secure service.
  • Quality & Reliability
    8.5 out of 10 average quality score according to our customers' feedback. 97.45% of orders delivered on time.
  • Versatility
    478 active writers in 68 disciplines.
  • 100% money back guarantee
    You can always request a refund if you are not satisfied with the result.

Read more about us

Our team of writers is comprised of people with necessary academic writing skills and experience in various fields of study.

  • Skilled writers only
    We carefully choose writers to employ, paying attention to their skills and abilities.
  • Competence
    Your order will be assigned to a competent writer who specializes in your field of study.
  • In-depth knowledge
    Our writers know both peculiarities of academic writing and paper formatting rules.
  • Motivation
    We keep updated on results our writers show, motivating them to constantly improve their performance.

Read more about our writers

  • Testimonials
    Our clients' testimonials prove we're doing everything right.

Check for yourself

  • Sample essays
    The best way to understand how well our writers do their work is to view sample essays written by them.

View samples

  • Our Free Essay Tools
    Even more opportunities to improve your academic papers.


Bibliography Generator
Words to Pages Converter
Words to Minutes Converter
College GPA Calculator
Thesis statement generator