Week-10-Apr. 5 Learning GuideCH11-12

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Unformatted text preview: BSCI425 Learning Guide Week 10, Apr 5 ­8, 2010 This week we will finish exploring risk and causation (chapters 11 and 12). To understand risk and causation in various situations you need to have a clear understanding of the three types of studies; random clinical trials (RCT), cohort studies and case study. They are illustrated in Fig. 11 ­1 to 11 ­3 and described in chapters 9 and 10. Although we will not go over the material in chapters 9 and 10 in lecture, you need to be familiar with the basic types and what the terms in Table 10 ­ 11, page 198 mean, you also will should be familiar with examples from the book and the class of each study type. If given a description you should be able to describe what type of study it is and some of the uses and limitations. Chapter 11 deals with estimating risk, be sure you understand the two types of risk measures that are described and their relationship to each other, carefully go through Figs. 11 ­5, 11 ­6 and 11 ­7 and. You need to understand when odds ­risk is a good estimate for relative risk. Pay attention to the definitions and the assumptions that Gordis makes. You should go through the appendix in chapter 11 and follow derivation. Be sure you understand the difference between matched and unmatched case ­control studies. In chapter 12 make sure you understand attributable risk, how is this different then relative risk? Be sure your are clear on the definitions and are able to clearly explain what PAR is and how it related to the topics covered in Chapter 11. There will be an in ­class clicker quiz this week, on Wed. the 7. Learning Activities: • Finish you work on chapters 11 ­12 of Gordis, as with previous chapters you may what to read it twice there is a lot of information that you need to understand and a number of new descriptions of standard items in epidemiology. • Read and go over the problems • Visit the CDC website explore the site. Please book mark the site especially the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/. • Review the questions at the end of the chapters. • Connect this material to the previous concepts we have covered in chapters 1 ­10 The learning laboratory (Thursday) this week will be project work time. ...
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