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Measures in Epidemiology

Subject areas: biology and mathematics
Grade level: 9th-12th
Level of difficulty: low
Prerequisite: Students should have general knowledge of science and health and an elementary capability to use formulae to calculate quantities presented as fractions.

Summary: Measures in Epidemiology, a two- to three-day long unit, will provide students with an elementary understanding of how observations are translated into measures of incidence (the rate at which new cases arise) and prevalence (the proportion affected at a point in time).

In this unit, students learn to relate incidence and prevalence to potential causes or risk factors in order to determine associations between potential cause and effect.

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