I noticed on this year's event description, the section about C level doing advanced statistics is gone, replaced by a requirement they do more on confounding, biases and prevention measures. Does this mean we can stop trying to teach college statistics?!! Probably will be more clear on the new DD CD from Nationals.
They are also are trying to allocate the test emphasis more evenly on Background and Surveillance, Outbreak Investigation and Patterns, Controls and Prevention. If only our state event supervisor would take note of the changes...
Also new, the "5 step Process for Surveillance and the types of Surveillance".
And most importantly, this would normally be the year that the topic would be environmental sources of disease, but there is no mention of a special area to focus on this year under the Description paragraph. Anyone know if we are moving away from doing topics?!
What even is the 5 step process for surveillance? I can't find it anywhere on the internet.
When it took the disease detectives test, there was the 5 step process, so you will have to find it. I found it in the powerpoint on the soinc.org disease detectives page
It's also explicitly stated in the rules, but it looks like it's Data collection, analysis, interpretation, dissemination, and then connecting to an action.
"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research." - Albert Einstein
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