Disease Detectives B/C

fastllama
Member
Member
Posts: 9
Joined: November 11th, 2018, 6:18 am
Division: C
State: -

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby fastllama » May 12th, 2019, 6:27 pm

opal555 wrote:Any advice for nationals? It's the first time for our school and I don't know what to expect.


I agree with Tailsfan101, since that's one of the most challenging aspects about the nationals tests. I would also practice outbreak scenarios because the entire test is like solving an outbreak that you're dealt with. Make sure you know how to APPLY your knowledge. The test has very little (if at all) reliance on memorization, but application is key.

User avatar
jimmy-bond
Member
Member
Posts: 310
Joined: January 8th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Division: C
State: HI
Location: On Earth, I think

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby jimmy-bond » May 16th, 2019, 7:56 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:
opal555 wrote:Any advice for nationals? It's the first time for our school and I don't know what to expect.

The National DD tests tend to be quite long (~20 pages), so my advice is to split up the test, if that isn't already your strategy. They also tend to have one or two outbreak scenarios.

Yeah. I distinctly remember the test two years ago being around 36 pages. It's not so much concepts you study for; it's more about using logic.
If life gives you melons, you're dyslexic.

Why can't dinosaurs ski? Because they're dead.

Season's over, I can sleep now.

2019 States
Code Busters(1), DD(1), FQ(2), Forensics(1), WQ(5)

2018 Nats
CriB(26), DP (11), FF(1), MM(14), P&P(6)

2017 Nats
CriB(36), DD(35), FF(2), MM(20)

opal555
Member
Member
Posts: 10
Joined: December 23rd, 2017, 8:37 am
State: -

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 25th, 2019, 10:10 am

jimmy-bond wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:
opal555 wrote:Any advice for nationals? It's the first time for our school and I don't know what to expect.

The National DD tests tend to be quite long (~20 pages), so my advice is to split up the test, if that isn't already your strategy. They also tend to have one or two outbreak scenarios.

Yeah. I distinctly remember the test two years ago being around 36 pages. It's not so much concepts you study for; it's more about using logic.

thank you

opal555
Member
Member
Posts: 10
Joined: December 23rd, 2017, 8:37 am
State: -

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 26th, 2019, 5:05 pm

I just wanted to confirm that this is the proper way to write a case description.

The time it happened (onset)
Place it happened.
Characteristics of people affected
Symptoms

Is there anything I have to add?

opal555
Member
Member
Posts: 10
Joined: December 23rd, 2017, 8:37 am
State: -

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 26th, 2019, 5:17 pm

What's the difference between an experimental study and a cohort study? It seems so similar.

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1461
Joined: January 18th, 2015, 7:42 am
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 26th, 2019, 5:58 pm

opal555 wrote:What's the difference between an experimental study and a cohort study? It seems so similar.

In an experimental study, you subject people to an exposure while in a cohort study, you find people who have already been subjected to an exposure. A cohort study is often used because it isn't ethical to introduce an exposure like sex or smoking cigarettes into an experimental group.

opal555
Member
Member
Posts: 10
Joined: December 23rd, 2017, 8:37 am
State: -

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 27th, 2019, 5:40 pm

opal555 wrote:
jimmy-bond wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:The National DD tests tend to be quite long (~20 pages), so my advice is to split up the test, if that isn't already your strategy. They also tend to have one or two outbreak scenarios.

Yeah. I distinctly remember the test two years ago being around 36 pages. It's not so much concepts you study for; it's more about using logic.

thank you

BTW, are there things like identifying parts of, say, a line listing, or what type of data or table it is?


Return to “Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests