•  Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: Disease Detectives
    Subject: Science
    Grade Level(s): 10-12

    Synopsis of Curriculum

    This course is designed to explore a branch of science, Epidemiology, which combines medicine, public health, international relations, and other disciplines to save lives worldwide.  In this course, students will learn about current approaches to promoting health, preventing disease, and delivering services to communities in need.  Students will conduct epidemiologic research (identify health problems, develop hypotheses, design studies, analyze data, draw conclusions, and present findings).  The course will engage students in collaborative learning through group discussion, case studies, in-class activities, and a team project.

    Units of Study Titles

    Unit 1:  Epidemiology

    Unit 2:  Descriptive & Analytical Epidemiology 

    Unit 3: Experimental Design

    Unit 4:  Data Analysis

    Unit 5:  Cross-sectional Study / Authentic Research Experience