Title

Building and Reinforcing Epidemiological Skills Among Students

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

American Journal of Health Education

Volume

39

Issue

3

Publisher

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Publication Date

5-1-2008

First Page

180

Last Page

183

DOI

10.1080/19325037.2008.10599034

Abstract

Target Audience: Health students at the secondary and college level benefi t from learning experiences that teach epidemiological principles, skills, and concepts. This activity provides a meaningful classroom exercise where students can act as public health workers in the investigation and control of a disease outbreak. Objectives: Students will be able to: (1) describe the onset of a disease outbreak; (2) complete fundamental tasks involved in an outbreak investigation; (3) identify appropriate prevention and control measures.

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