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Investigation 5-2
How to Evaluate

Synopsis

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.

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

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

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    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.