Home Page

Contact Us

  Module 1                 
  Module 2
  Module 3
  Module 4
  Module 5

Investigation 5-2
How to Evaluate


Students learn that the same epidemiologic study designs that they used to test hypotheses can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a risk management strategy.  Students consider different study designs and practice choosing the appropriate design for a specific evaluation.

Investigation Preparation Checklist

Check alignment with standards.

National or State file

Review Epidemiology Background for Module 5.

Word or PDF file

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

  • Not animated.  Recommended for quick viewing.
  • PDF: 426KB

  • Not animated.  Recommended for printing.
  • Word: 2,435KB

  • Animated viewing with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • HTML Web file: 1,950KB

  • Animated viewing with Netscape or other browser.
  • PowerPoint file: 1,189KB

    Copy article, "Diet and Exercise Dramatically Delay Type 2 Diabetes," for each student and assign to be read prior to the next class.

    Word or PDF file

    Copy Investigation 5-2: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.  [en espaņol:]

    Word or PDF file

    Estimated Time / Time Management

    Approximately one class period.

    Look For Students To:

    Explain why and how a trial can be used to determine the effectiveness of a risk management strategy.

    Describe the value of random assignment and a placebo in a trial.

    Provide reasons for the utilization of an external data monitoring board.

    Explain why, in spite of the advantages of doing a trial, observational study designs can also be used to determine the effectiveness of a risk management strategy.