GC BIO550 - All Discussions

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GC BIO550 - All Discussions and Assignments

WEEK 1


Discussion 1

What were early conceptions of the cause of disease?

Discussion 2

Develop or illustrate a timeline of epidemiologic milestones in public health. What is one of the most significant milestones to you? Why?

WEEK 2


Discussion 1

Describe or illustrate the modes of transmission of communicable disease in a population. What knowledge should you take away from this information?


Discussion 2

Are host, agent, and environment equally important in the natural history of disease, or is one feature more critical than the others? Justify your reasoning.

WEEK 3


Discussion 1

Describe the key features of descriptive and analytic epidemiology. How are the two used in conjunction with one another?



Discussion 2

What is a clinical trial? Support your description with literary rationale. Why do you believe clinical trials are beneficial?






WEEK 4


Discussion 1

What is the key feature of a cross-sectional study? Present the strengths and weaknesses of the approach. Select two other peers' postings and debate their rationale.








Discussion 2

What are the fundamentals of a case-control study? Present the strengths and weaknesses of the approach. Select two other peers' postings and debate their rationale.






WEEK 5



Discussion 1

What is the difference between incidence and prevalence? Present supportive details in your explanation.

Discussion 2


Describe when and why you would use relative risk. Justify your rationale.











WEEK 6


Discussion 1

Does association imply causation? Why or why not?

Discussion 2

Are weak associations indicative of a noncausal relationship? Select two other peers postings and debate their rationale.

WEEK 7


Discussion 1

Why is it necessary to critique research literature? Justify your rationale.

Discussion 2

What is the difference between summarizing and critiquing an article? Present supportive details in your explanation.



WEEK 8


Discussion 1

Describe a historical event that has shaped current guidelines and regulations for the ethical conduct of epidemiologic research with human subjects.

Discussion 2

Describe the key principles, guidelines, and regulations governing research with human subjects and relate them to the Tuskegee experiment and the Guatemalan syphilis study.

GC BIO550 - All Discussions
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