1 class period that runs 60 minutes.
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the world of disease study. Included in the lesson is; a job description, required schooling, and average salary. The activity will allow students to experience the investigative side of epidemiology as well as an introduction to pathogens
Main Curriculum Tie:
Career and Technical Education Introduction
Standard 7 Objective 1
Explore the relationship and impact of healthcare careers and business.
Power point presentation
Worksheet to match power point
Video clip for And the Band Played On, A Civil Action, or Outbreak
Charting the Enemy worksheet
Background For Teachers:
Familiarize yourself with all attachments and directions
Obtain video clip from one of the following videos, Outbreak, And the Band Played On, or A Civil Action, to view and discuss. (YouTube has short clips from each of these films, find one that shows the investigative procedures that are used)
- Make and pass out copies of the Epidemiology worksheet
- Show the power point that matches the worksheet. When you reach the slide that shows the video posters, present the video clip and lead a discussion on the following points:
- The process used by the main characters in gathering data about the given epidemic
- The conclusions they make from their observations. What other evidence do they need to collect? Why?
- Is it all “too Hollywood”? How do you think the methods in the movie compare with those utilized by real-life scientists and disease detectives.
- Make and pass out copies of the Charting the Enemy worksheet. This can be done as research if you have a computer lab available, or simply ask the students what their guess would be, and then give them the correct information from the attached key.
- What’s My Hypothesis activity. On 3x5 cards, write an exposure on one side from the attached Exposure List. On the other side, students will write a description of how a disease would be distributed and formulate a hypothesis. Divide them up into groups and have them read and discuss their hypotheses in the group to confirm or brainstorm other ideas.
Created Date :
Apr 19 2011 14:07 PM