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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby Starapollo1 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:36 pm

Hey! This is finally in the study event forums as opposed to lab!! lol YAY :D
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby Luo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:14 pm

Starapollo1 wrote:Hey! This is finally in the study event forums as opposed to lab!! lol YAY :D

I know, right? That always bothered me, so I PM'd starpug, and he moved it for the rollover.
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby Starapollo1 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:29 pm

Luo wrote:
Starapollo1 wrote:Hey! This is finally in the study event forums as opposed to lab!! lol YAY :D

I know, right? That always bothered me, so I PM'd starpug, and he moved it for the rollover.


Nice call! :)
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby Epidemiologist » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:15 pm

The rules for Disease Detectives seem to be getting more and more vague every year, regarding the math part of the event, which is, in itself, the most important part of the competition. :/
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby rkoopma2 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:37 pm

this is my first year in div. C. is there any major difference between the tests in b & c?
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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:40 pm

Generally, the basic test format is the same for both divisions: you're given a scenario, and you have to analyze it. In Division C, I'd think that there's usually more focus on the math, as well as questions for more in-depth analysis than B.
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby dustykingwood » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:38 pm

rkoopma2 wrote:this is my first year in div. C. is there any major difference between the tests in b & c?


A few different things, I'm not on much but my sis did division C last year. You have to do everything division b does PLUS doing a little more. :lol: I too lazy to type it out right now though so..... there is something on here i found that have what else division C has to do of course im only talking about Disease Detectives, there are a few more challenging events and (in my experience) quite a few people drop out because of sports and band and other things like dance so you have to fill in those spaces. There is a little less competition because two or three middle schools feed into one highschool
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby mnstrviola » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:37 am

so, the topic this year is still food borne illnesses, right?

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby Luo » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:49 am

mnstrviola wrote:so, the topic this year is still food borne illnesses, right?

Yep, the topic is still Food-Borne Illness, though in my experience, the topic of Disease Detectives doesn't have very much bearing on how the event is actually written.
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby butter side up » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:18 pm

mnstrviola wrote:so, the topic this year is still food borne illnesses, right?

Yes. This means that the test will probably look just like usual, but the case studies will probably be food-borne diseases, like salmonella or kuru. Also, the sections where you match diseases with specific outbreaks or the type of disease (bacterial, fungal, prion, etc.) will focus on food-borne diseases and outbreaks. For the most part, these tests stay pretty similar, so your notes and studying should, too. Just focus on some of the food-borne diseases when you study. Our note sheet had a chart of about half a page chart with common f-b diseases, incubation period, symptoms, treatment, common foods it is found in, etc.
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby deezee » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:52 pm

like last year usually the main part of the test would be on *food borne illness* but then sometimes some trivia like "match this disease with pathogen" type thing could be added in
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby dustykingwood » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:30 pm

butter side up wrote:
mnstrviola wrote:so, the topic this year is still food borne illnesses, right?

Yes. This means that the test will probably look just like usual, but the case studies will probably be food-borne diseases, like salmonella or kuru. Also, the sections where you match diseases with specific outbreaks or the type of disease (bacterial, fungal, prion, etc.) will focus on food-borne diseases and outbreaks. For the most part, these tests stay pretty similar, so your notes and studying should, too. Just focus on some of the food-borne diseases when you study. Our note sheet had a chart of about half a page chart with common f-b diseases, incubation period, symptoms, treatment, common foods it is found in, etc.



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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby silverheart7 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:56 pm

This event seems so confusing!!!!!!! :? Can anyone explain to me what we have to learn? I know there is a certain type of graph and that we have to know some vocabulary, but what else? Could you explain that again, in more simple terms? Please? :oops:
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Postby Infinity Flat » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:13 pm

silverheart7 wrote:This event seems so confusing!!!!!!! :? Can anyone explain to me what we have to learn? I know there is a certain type of graph and that we have to know some vocabulary, but what else? Could you explain that again, in more simple terms? Please? :oops:

For this event, you need to understand how outbreaks of diseases are investigated. This involves interpreting data, being comfortable with terminology, and showing good understanding of the presented scenarios.

There are more than enough resources on the Science Olympiad event page
A VERY good place to start is with the Training Handout
You can also take a look at the PowerPoint, and at the SciOly Wiki page.
Once you're comfortable with the event, you can do somepractice tests.

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