BIO 550 Week 1 Discussion
DQ1 What were early conceptions of the cause of disease?
DQ2 Develop or illustrate a timeline of epidemiologic milestones in public health. What is one of the most significant milestones to you? Why?
BIO 550 Week 2 Discussion
DQ1 Describe or illustrate the modes of transmission of communicable disease in a population. What knowledge should you take away from this information?
DQ2 Are host, agent, and environment equally important in the natural history of disease, or is one feature more critical than the others? Justify your reasoning.
BIO 550 Week 3 Discussion
DQ1 Describe the key features of descriptive and analytic epidemiology. How are the two used in conjunction with one another?
DQ2 What is a clinical trial? Support your description with literary rationale. Why do you believe clinical trials are beneficial?
BIO 550 Week 4 Discussion
DQ1 What is the key feature of a cross-sectional study? Present the strengths and weaknesses of the approach. Select two other peers’ postings and debate their rationale.
DQ2 What are the fundamentals of a case-control study? Present the strengths and weaknesses of the approach. Select two other peers’ postings and debate their rationale.
BIO 550 Week 5 Discussion
DQ1 What is the difference between incidence and prevalence? Present supportive details in your explanation.
DQ2 Describe when and why you would use relative risk. Justify your rationale.
BIO 550 Week 6 Discussion
DQ1 Does association imply causation? Why or why not?
DQ2 Are weak associations indicative of a noncausal relationship? Select two other peers postings and debate their rationale.
BIO 550 Week 7 Discussion
DQ1 Why is it necessary to critique research literature? Justify your rationale.
DQ2 What is the difference between summarizing and critiquing an article? Present supportive details in your explanation.
BIO 550 Week 8 Discussion
DQ1 Describe a historical event that has shaped current guidelines and regulations for the ethical conduct of epidemiologic research with human subjects.
DQ2 Describe the key principles, guidelines, and regulations governing research with human subjects and relate them to the Tuskegee experiment and the Guatemalan syphilis study.