Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby hmath729 » December 8th, 2014, 5:20 pm

About the "Solve the Outbreak" app... it is awesome!
What diseases are probably the most important to study this year?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Unome » December 9th, 2014, 4:20 am

About the "Solve the Outbreak" app... it is awesome!
What diseases are probably the most important to study this year?
A few hundred common ones.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby 6nusher » January 9th, 2015, 11:57 am

Normally, at least in New York, the test doesn't particularly focus on one specific disease. So you can't just study ebola and be fine on the test this year. The rules (in the rule manual) say that the test will favor knowledge that is broad and vague over detailed and specific, so just know some stuff about the different types of diseases (bacteria, viruses, etc.). There is absolutely no way you will be able to memorize anything useful about the diseases they use, and anyway, they should provide any specific information about the diseases they're testing. What remains is how you use the information they give you.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby hmath729 » January 16th, 2015, 5:06 pm

Normally, at least in New York, the test doesn't particularly focus on one specific disease. So you can't just study ebola and be fine on the test this year. The rules (in the rule manual) say that the test will favor knowledge that is broad and vague over detailed and specific, so just know some stuff about the different types of diseases (bacteria, viruses, etc.). There is absolutely no way you will be able to memorize anything useful about the diseases they use, and anyway, they should provide any specific information about the diseases they're testing. What remains is how you use the information they give you.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby SOnerd » January 18th, 2015, 11:52 am

I don't have my rules right now...Are we allowed an entire binder?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Unome » January 18th, 2015, 12:00 pm

Sup everyone
So I just got put on this event, and I have a competition in 6 days. I've started studying by making a glossary and looking over the training PPT.
I don't currently have the rules, though. Are we allowed an entire binder?
There's no binder, just a single sheet.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby SOnerd » January 18th, 2015, 12:03 pm

Sup everyone
So I just got put on this event, and I have a competition in 6 days. I've started studying by making a glossary and looking over the training PPT.
I don't currently have the rules, though. Are we allowed an entire binder?
There's no binder, just a single sheet.
Shoot.... So what should I put on that sheet?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Unome » January 18th, 2015, 12:08 pm

Sup everyone
So I just got put on this event, and I have a competition in 6 days. I've started studying by making a glossary and looking over the training PPT.
I don't currently have the rules, though. Are we allowed an entire binder?
There's no binder, just a single sheet.
Shoot.... So what should I put on that sheet?
I have no idea; I only took this event for a week.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby John Richardsim » January 18th, 2015, 1:09 pm

Sup everyone
So I just got put on this event, and I have a competition in 6 days. I've started studying by making a glossary and looking over the training PPT.
I don't currently have the rules, though. Are we allowed an entire binder?
There's no binder, just a single sheet.
Shoot.... So what should I put on that sheet?
Make sure you understand exactly the entire scope of epidemiology to start. This online textbook is a great place to start: http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/SS1978/SS1978.pdf
At the end of it is a glossary. I would suggest copying it into word and formatting it into a block of (small font) text.
The 10 steps to an investigation are something you should definitely know for any Division B DD test. Also practice calculations of rates, odds ratios, and risk factors.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » January 18th, 2015, 1:19 pm

Sup everyone
So I just got put on this event, and I have a competition in 6 days. I've started studying by making a glossary and looking over the training PPT.
I don't currently have the rules, though. Are we allowed an entire binder?
There's no binder, just a single sheet.
Back in my Division B days, we didn't even get a sheet of paper. You kids don't know how good you have it. :P
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