Disease Detectives

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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby soroco120 » March 3rd, 2009, 8:00 am

Does anyone have any tests they'd like to trade?

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Re: disease detective

Postby herewegoagain365 » March 3rd, 2009, 1:39 pm

np, glad to help.

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Re: disease detective

Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 3rd, 2009, 3:40 pm

I got stuck with disease this year (well I shouldn't say stuck, that makes it seem like I don't want it) and if you study, it's an easy event. It can be kinda intimidating, ie. Nat'l events tend to be if you ever practice with one. But there is always the trouble of bad events. Disease events always tend to be pretty darn good. But at this years regionals, I was totally prepares and got 7th (which isn't bad, but I would have liked to do better). The event had barely ANY reading comprehension (a must in any disease event), very convoluted (not clear) math, and random bad questions. It was weird cause normally my region has good disease events. The only "good" part was the matching with vocab at the end :lol: But if you study teh basics/concepts (the training handout is a GREAT way to start) it's pretty easy to apply it to any event. ANd also, look out for outbreaks and such going on around teh world. There was an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe and that was on my event this past weekend. Good Luck! :D
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Re: disease detective

Postby Flavorflav » March 4th, 2009, 2:18 am

I got stuck with disease this year (well I shouldn't say stuck, that makes it seem like I don't want it) and if you study, it's an easy event. It can be kinda intimidating, ie. Nat'l events tend to be if you ever practice with one. But there is always the trouble of bad events. Disease events always tend to be pretty darn good. But at this years regionals, I was totally prepares and got 7th (which isn't bad, but I would have liked to do better). The event had barely ANY reading comprehension (a must in any disease event), very convoluted (not clear) math, and random bad questions. It was weird cause normally my region has good disease events. The only "good" part was the matching with vocab at the end :lol: But if you study teh basics/concepts (the training handout is a GREAT way to start) it's pretty easy to apply it to any event. ANd also, look out for outbreaks and such going on around teh world. There was an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe and that was on my event this past weekend. Good Luck! :D
Can you give an example of a bad question or some convoluted math?

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Re: Disease Detectives

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Re: disease detective

Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 4th, 2009, 1:59 pm

I got stuck with disease this year (well I shouldn't say stuck, that makes it seem like I don't want it) and if you study, it's an easy event. It can be kinda intimidating, ie. Nat'l events tend to be if you ever practice with one. But there is always the trouble of bad events. Disease events always tend to be pretty darn good. But at this years regionals, I was totally prepares and got 7th (which isn't bad, but I would have liked to do better). The event had barely ANY reading comprehension (a must in any disease event), very convoluted (not clear) math, and random bad questions. It was weird cause normally my region has good disease events. The only "good" part was the matching with vocab at the end :lol: But if you study teh basics/concepts (the training handout is a GREAT way to start) it's pretty easy to apply it to any event. ANd also, look out for outbreaks and such going on around teh world. There was an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe and that was on my event this past weekend. Good Luck! :D
Can you give an example of a bad question or some convoluted math?
Well one question asked for the author of a case. But there were like 2 things it COULD be referring to and it didn't specify. But I thought that asking for the author was weird. As for the math, I can't remember anything specific. I think the biggest shocker was that there was no real, long-ish (a page or so) reading. That was the biggest surprise.
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Re: disease detective

Postby herewegoagain365 » March 4th, 2009, 2:59 pm

Hmm... I guess it really depends on your region... we don't get page readings at regionals.

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Re: disease detective

Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 4th, 2009, 3:48 pm

Hmm... I guess it really depends on your region... we don't get page readings at regionals.
Yeah well any Nat'l/ States event I've done for practice I've seen longer readings than one paragraph. And in the past, my region has had those longer readings and bases questions off of it.
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Re: disease detective

Postby Flavorflav » March 4th, 2009, 5:08 pm

I'm not sure that long reading passages are really that central to the practice of epidemiology.

When you say the author of a case, I assume you mean the author of a study. It is more than a little wierd to ask the author of a study, unless it was John Snow. Was it about cholera in London?

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Re: disease detective

Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 4th, 2009, 5:16 pm

I'm not sure that long reading passages are really that central to the practice of epidemiology.

When you say the author of a case, I assume you mean the author of a study. It is more than a little wierd to ask the author of a study, unless it was John Snow. Was it about cholera in London?
It's not really central to epidemiology, it just surprised me since on almost all (or maybe all) practice events I have done/seen have a longer passage that they tie into epidemiology questions (ie. Math, the kinds of studies, case definitions, etc.)

Yeah I meant a study. It may have been Cholera in London. The problem was me and my partner split the event up (just by habits) and I got the back few pages with some good 2x2 table questions and matching, and my partner had the front, which had the author question. I did look over it, but not as in much detail as I should/could have. Now that I think it probably was John Snow- which is the first epidemiological study right? It would make sense now that I think to ask about John Snow, but even so the question wasn't right after the study, it was down on the page after more questions unrelated to Snow's specific study. Again this is all through remembering so I may have the specific details off- I'm trying my best, and I think I'm practically right on with my descriptions (hopefully :lol: )
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