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Investigation 2-7
Epi Team Challenge


Students will practice distinguishing between the four study designs by participating in an Epi Team Challenge. Epi Teams are given clues about a study design and asked to hold up cards to show which design is being described.

Investigation Preparation Checklist

Check alignment with standards.

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Review Epidemiology Background for Module 2.

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Review teacher's notes and slides:  [en espaņol:]

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    Copy set of Study Design Cards for each Epi Team.

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    Copy Investigation 2-7: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.  [en espaņol:]

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    Estimated Time / Time Management

    Approximately one class period. Time can be managed by eliminating the "Study Design Assessment" in slides 77-106.

    Look For Students To:

    Correctly identify different study designs: controlled trial, cohort study, case-control study, and cross-sectional study.

    Accurately describe the different study designs to someone else.

    Identify characteristics of each study design that distinguish it from the others.