Disease Detectives

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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby dudeincolorado » January 7th, 2009, 6:06 pm

form what i remember (which is talking to the people that did it) is that its a lot of stats and math and some basic disease stuff
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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby keamo » January 8th, 2009, 5:37 am

...okay Any parts you think is hard on this event? :ugeek:
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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby Flavorflav » January 8th, 2009, 2:48 pm

A lot of people have trouble calculating odds ratio and relative risk.

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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby zorbak5044 » January 22nd, 2009, 8:17 am

all of this butterflying event
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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby denmarksoccer » January 22nd, 2009, 4:13 pm

Knowing the different types of studies is sort of hard.
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Road Scholar-2@ regs, 8@ states, 31st@ nationals
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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby crazibanana_51 » January 22nd, 2009, 4:45 pm

The studies are kinda hard but you just have to remember some of the characterristics of the studies.
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Re: disease detective

Postby PoisonedLove » January 24th, 2009, 1:35 pm

Do you happen to have any things to tell about what the tests are like in Disease Detectives?
This is my first year in it and I'm a little nervous ^^;;
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Re: disease detective

Postby egrmom » January 25th, 2009, 9:40 am

The best place that I have found for teaching/coaching Disease Detectives is the Montclair site. The site is: http://www.montclair.edu/detectives/index.html. This lays out an entire curriculum, easy to teach and easy to learn. It's meant to be taught in a classroom, but I have a very small group of students, so I have to get creative with some of the exercises. Good luck!

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Re: disease detective

Postby ovhs_soinc_nerd » January 26th, 2009, 12:43 pm

I competed in the Disease Detective event last year at one of our state's regional competitions and I have to say the test wasn't that scary. You need to know simple math equations such as percentages (is/of), averages and the such. There was also an awesome Bonus question where you had to match celebrities with the diseases they had. I would be sure to play some of the games on the official Science Olympiad site because they definitely give you an idea of what work as an epidemiologist is like, which is basically what you are doing on the test. =) Good luck!
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Re: disease detective

Postby eaodon7747 » January 27th, 2009, 5:56 am

pretty much do wht the dude in front of me said and be good at math and reasoning
(a whole unch of math)
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