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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Ashernoel » May 15th, 2017, 9:59 pm

So I'm looking at tests and finding stuff on

"African sleeping sickness" caused by Trypanosoma brucei. Why is this on microbe tests? Was it a disease on the past??
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Skink » May 16th, 2017, 1:58 pm

Yeah, the topic rotation for this event is some of the diseases on the list. You will not see it on the National test, but I'm confident that African sleeping sickness will be on the 2018 disease list. By the way, good luck.

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 16th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Yeah, the topic rotation for this event is some of the diseases on the list. You will not see it on the National test, but I'm confident that African sleeping sickness will be on the 2018 disease list. By the way, good luck.
By this do you mean that the only subject change for this event will be the disease list?

Also, do you expect the entire list to change, or just parts?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Unome » May 16th, 2017, 3:25 pm

Yeah, the topic rotation for this event is some of the diseases on the list. You will not see it on the National test, but I'm confident that African sleeping sickness will be on the 2018 disease list. By the way, good luck.
By this do you mean that the only subject change for this event will be the disease list?

Also, do you expect the entire list to change, or just parts?
Based on previous lists, it seems like around 5-10 diseases change each year, similar to what happens for ID lists between years (though strangely Invasives didn't change at all).
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby NeilMehta » May 17th, 2017, 6:24 am

Yeah, the topic rotation for this event is some of the diseases on the list. You will not see it on the National test, but I'm confident that African sleeping sickness will be on the 2018 disease list. By the way, good luck.
By this do you mean that the only subject change for this event will be the disease list?

Also, do you expect the entire list to change, or just parts?
Based on previous lists, it seems like around 5-10 diseases change each year, similar to what happens for ID lists between years (though strangely Invasives didn't change at all).
Do the numbers of diseases change or do they stay at 50?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Ashernoel » May 17th, 2017, 12:45 pm

By this do you mean that the only subject change for this event will be the disease list?

Also, do you expect the entire list to change, or just parts?
Based on previous lists, it seems like around 5-10 diseases change each year, similar to what happens for ID lists between years (though strangely Invasives didn't change at all).
Do the numbers of diseases change or do they stay at 50?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 21st, 2017, 12:33 pm

I'm not sure if this is allowed, but if it is can someone describe the Div. C test? What topics did it emphasize? Was it stations or sit-down? Was there anything surprising? Any labs? How detailed were the disease or microscope questions?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby allopathie » May 21st, 2017, 4:05 pm

I'm not sure if this is allowed, but if it is can someone describe the Div. C test? What topics did it emphasize? Was it stations or sit-down? Was there anything surprising? Any labs? How detailed were the disease or microscope questions?
Without a doubt one of the most difficult yet well-written tests I have taken. There were 120 questions non-station (very diverse, covering all of the topics) with gram staining fixed cells, but we were incredibly pressed for time; we managed to complete everything with 5 minutes to spare and got 3rd, probably with 1-2 questions seperating us from 1st. There were clinical vignettes (yay!) and images where you needed to identify both the microscope and the type of organism.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Unome » May 21st, 2017, 5:24 pm

I'm not sure if this is allowed, but if it is can someone describe the Div. C test? What topics did it emphasize? Was it stations or sit-down? Was there anything surprising? Any labs? How detailed were the disease or microscope questions?
Without a doubt one of the most difficult yet well-written tests I have taken. There were 120 questions non-station (very diverse, covering all of the topics) with gram staining fixed cells, but we were incredibly pressed for time; we managed to complete everything with 5 minutes to spare and got 3rd, probably with 1-2 questions seperating us from 1st. There were clinical vignettes (yay!) and images where you needed to identify both the microscope and the type of organism.
When you say "one of the most difficult", is that relative to other tests or in general? Personally I found the test to be pretty easy for the most part, but ended up 26th (probably because of the section on identifying the type of microscope & microbe - I thought I finished it, and only realized we hadn't with 1 minute left).
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Ashernoel » May 21st, 2017, 5:28 pm

Yea we messed up IDing some pictures and general symptoms and he id section so we got 22 :(
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