Assigned Paper Topic: “Environmental Monitoring”
A Critical Reminder
This synthesis paper must center on public health informatics. A good way to validate this topic is by asking yourself if it connects to public health AND informatics, AND your specific stream. If the answer to any of these is ‘no,’ then it’s back to the drawing board.
An outline of the approach for the Synthesis Paper Assignment must be submitted for my review first before proceeding with writing the paper.
Paper Requirements and Guidelines
- Must be relevant to Public Health Informatics (yes, it’s necessary to reiterate this point ).
- Length: must be 8 – 18 pages (excluding references, tables, and figures)
- Typeface: Times New Roman, Helvetica, Arial.
- Font: 11-point and double-spaced
- Should align with Public Health or Health Care, particularly in relation to Public/Community Health.
- Adhere to the formatting and page limits specified.
- Cannot focus on basic sciences, such as molecular biology or biochemistry. For example, a paper on the informatics tools used in genomics would be off-topic unless directly tied to public health applications like outbreak tracking or epidemiological studies. A focus on translation is key.
NB: The deadline I have set is for the outline submission. I have to see the outline first and approve it before you begin writing the paper then I will extend the deadline.