GC BIO550 - Week 1 and 4 discussions

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GC BIO550 - Week 1 and 4 discussions


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?


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.

GC BIO550 - Week 1 and 4 discussions
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