Disease Detectives

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Re: disease detective

Postby ovhs_soinc_nerd » January 30th, 2009, 1:34 pm

There was also an awesome Bonus question where you had to match celebrities with the diseases they had.
What does that have to do with SO? :?
it doesnt really but it was still cool.
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Re: disease detective

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » January 30th, 2009, 2:41 pm

I wouldn't have a clue. I don't pay attention to celeb stuff. Sports however... :D
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Re: disease detective

Postby Aia » January 30th, 2009, 3:16 pm

There was also an awesome Bonus question where you had to match celebrities with the diseases they had.
What does that have to do with SO? :?
it doesnt really but it was still cool.
CDC sponsors this event and SO. That's all it really comes down to.
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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby Riya94 » February 3rd, 2009, 7:42 pm

I would look up epidemiology and get tons of vocab words and study them and look up the stuff you don't understand.
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Re: disease detective

Postby zorbak5044 » February 5th, 2009, 8:14 am

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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby rkscience » February 5th, 2009, 12:59 pm

I know I may be restating some of the comments made by previous contributors of this thread, but Disease Detectives is a very simple and fun event. The CDC resources, tests, and samples are extremely good resources that you should really embrace. You know you've fully used this resource only when you feel like you've done every practice test at least 3 times. :)

Also, the wiki available on this website is pretty much an "all you need to know" guide to Disease. Just make sure you thoroughly have memorized and understood this material. You'll be fine. Also, try to use the CDC glossary and get familiar with as many words and definitions as you can. If you speak in epidemiology's language on the test, you'll do very well. When answering questions, sound like you know what you're talking about (hopefully you do); use words like "susceptible" instead of "more prone," use words like "dermal" instead of "skin contact." It really helps you distinguish your team's knowledge from others. Often times, tests do ask you to recite definitions. If you've studied the glossary, you'll get those defining questions. Usually, this is what separates first place from second/third place.

I'm not saying you should memorize the entire glossary. In fact, this probably won't really help as much. The goal is to really understand the information and work out problems as asked, not simply recite memorized facts. Speak the language that epidemiologists speak, and you'll do fine. Good luck!

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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby herewegoagain365 » February 6th, 2009, 6:01 pm

Just wondering... do we need to know anything about Koch's Postulates? Or for that matter, anything about historical epidemiologists/epidemics? From the wiki, it doesn't look like it (for Div. C), but I was searching through some older practice tests, and there were some questions on the subject.

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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby Flavorflav » February 6th, 2009, 6:11 pm

They have asked about Snow a few times, I know.

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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby herewegoagain365 » February 6th, 2009, 6:13 pm

Alright, thanks! I've never done a Div. C event before, so this is new to me.

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Re: disease detective

Postby zorbak5044 » February 12th, 2009, 8:18 am

anyone?
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