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Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation

Partner(s): Dan Herman Lydia Zablotska - School of Public Health

Students play the role of a epidemiologist, gathering facts and deciding actions to curb an outbreak that has struck the fictitious town of "Epiville." The case study uses digital video newscasts and interviews and municipal websites provide information about commerce and diseases in an attempt to mirror real-life situations. Different modules map onto various types of epidemiology study designs—case control, ecological, and cohort studies. Another module explores the topic of infectious diseases. Interactive visuals and multiple-choice questions allow students to test hypotheses about these cases.

Access: Public
Status: Active

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