EXPLORING DRUG ABUSE THROUGH THE SCIENCE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
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The Curriculum section of this web site provides the viewer with the actual Exploring Drug Abuse through the Science of Epidemiology curriculum. The curriculum consists of 29 lessons that are divided into five modules. Modules 1-4 address Essential Questions 1-4, respectively, and Module 5 addresses Essential Questions 5 and 6. The curriculum can be navigated by using the menu to the left.


Module 1


 
Counting and Rates
 
Introduction to Surveillance
 
Counting/Describing HIV / AIDS
 
Counting High School Marijuana Use
 
National Survey on Drug Use and Health
 
Other Drug Abuse Surveillance Systems


Module 2


 
Overview of PPT and What's My Hypothesis?
 
In the News
 
Drug Abuse by "Person" Race / Ethnicity
 
Drug Abuse by "Place" States in USA
 
Drug Abuse by "Time" Boundary Effect


Module 3


 
Introduction to Analytical Epidemiology and the 2x2 Table
 
Experimental Study - Buprenorphine Example
 
An Actual Randomized Controlled Trial
 
Observational Studies of Natural Experiments -
Sensation Seeking Example
 
Fundamentals of Study Designs
 
Study Design Exercises


Module 4


 
Introduction to Interpreting Associations
 
Causality
 
Chance
 
Bias
 
Confounding
 
Reverse Time Order
 
Weighing the Evidence


Module 5


 
Individual and Societal Decision Making
 
Drug Policy Question - Should needle exchange programs be implemented?
 
Drug Policy Question - Should high school students be drug tested?
 
Drug Policy Question - Should D.A.R.E. be taught in all schools?
 
Drug Policy Question - Should marijuana be legal for medical purposes?