NU 629 Week 3 Assignment 1: Levels of Prevention and Preventive Services Guidelines


This course focuses on healthy living and preventive screenings to help promote health and prevent disease and illness. The following is a list of screenings that will be explored throughout the course: cervical cancer (CA), breast CA, colorectal CA, testicular CA, prostate CA, suicide, hypertension, sexually transmitted illnesses, human papillomavirus, intimate partner violence, smoking/vaping, depression, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, fall prevention, lung CA, cardiovascular disorders, childhood and adult immunizations. Many organizations promote their own guidelines. One particular agency that promotes such guidelines is the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), along with the NIH, CDC, ACOG, AFP, ACC, JNCC, and others. It is recommended that you utilize the guidelines from the USPSTF and supplement with the other guidelines as you prepare for your work in this course.

For this assignment, utilize the NU629 Week 3 Prevention and Guidelines Excel Template (Excel). To complete the table, list an example of each type of prevention as it relates to the health concern listed. Note: When providing an example of a type of prevention, you need to be specific when applicable (for example, for breast cancer, you might list “mammogram” as a preventive measure, but you should also list the recommended ages for this screening tool, etc.). You must cite your work as applicable (for example, if you come up with your own primordial prevention idea, this would not require a citation).

Remember that during Week 1 there is an interactive experience in the Learning Materials that can help you with this assignment if you should have any questions. This is also a great place to make notes related to specific preventive guidelines – use this as a study tool for the final exam.

Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded. Note that specific/additional instructions within Moodle may not be precisely outlined within the rubric but are required.