H1N1 Influenza Response and Lessons Learned for Future Epidemics (Topic)


In this discussion area, for your upcoming Research Paper assignment, you will declare your research topic relating to the concept of resilience with respect to planning and preparedness for disaster response and recovery.

Instructions for this assignment are available under the Course Content > Research Paper Assignment. See Tips for Declaring Your Research Topic, at Course Content > Research Paper Assignment, for suggested topics and advice on choosing a topic.

NOTE: The 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina are off-limits as topics.

Please post a description of the topic (i.e., a brief proposal or thesis statement) for your research topic for my review and approval. The description must:

  • Provide a well-formulated thesis statement. If you are not sure how to properly construct a thesis statement, research the topic. You can contact the UMUC Effective Writing Center and also visit their website. At their website, there is information on formulating a thesis statement.
  • Identify your research strategy(ies); for example, use academic and government sources; conduct interviews; collect and analyze data.
  • List at least 4 high quality references, such as peer-reviewed journal articles or substantive government sources on the topic, cited in correct APA reference list format as a preliminary bibliography.