Lecture 2+3-2010

Lecture 2+3-2010 - Welcome to BSCI425 Jan 27 2010...

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1/29/2010 1 Welcome to BSCI425 Jan. 27, 2010 ± Announcements ± A case study ± Terminology ± Historical overview ± Examples 1/27/10 1 BSCI425 2010 @ S. Benson Announcements ± ELMS quiz due by 6:00 AM Mon. Feb. 1 ± Biographic sketch ± Do the HPI concept inventory ELMS ± Pretest on Thursday ² You will need a clicker for the test 1/27/10 BSCI425 2010 @ S. Benson 2 A modern case study 1/27/10 BSCI425 2010 @ S. Benson 3
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1/29/2010 2 Questions Comments ? ± What were the key issues? ± What were the key points? 1/27/10 BSCI425 2010 @ S. Benson 4 It is not as simple as it seems ± Epidemiological thinking ± The concept of “confounding” 1/25/10 BSCI425 2010 @ S. Benson 5 Confounding Common sense needs to be tempered and checked Which of the following two countries have the higher death rate? Sweden or Panama Death rates Sweden = 10 per 1000 Panama = 4 per 1000 1/25/10 BSCI425 2010 @ S. Benson 6
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1/29/2010 3 Why is Sweden’s death rate 2.5 times higher than Panama’s? ± Think for a minute
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