KNOW PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY
DUE 3/5 7P.M EST 500 WORDS Read Instructions
ARTICLE: Polanska K et al. (2014) Predictors of environmental lead exposure among pregnant women – a prospective cohort study in Poland. Annals Agric Environ Med. 21(1):49-54. . (IS ATTACHED) Answer questions below
Discussion of journal articles is important to the development of critical thinking and evaluation skills. You are provided with citations for two different articles to discuss with your colleagues, in a “journal club” style. A journal club typically refers to a group of individuals who meet to critically evaluate journal articles in their academic field. You will participate in a journal club style critique in this module’s Discussion. This type of evaluation is very useful to broaden your knowledge of the field and practice critical thinking skills. Your discussion must be relevant to the journal article and must provide a scholarly critique of the contents.
Answer these questions from Article
What do you think the public health significance of the research question in this study was? Is it mostly of local significance or is there a global impact? Explain. Does the study fill an important gap, in your opinion? Why or why not? Critique the methodology. Why do you think the authors chose this methodology and what would you have done differently? Explain. Interpret the results in your own words and then discuss with your colleagues whether you agree or disagree with the author’s interpretations and why.