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Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation

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Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation

Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation Partner(s): Dan Herman Lydia Zablotska
School of Public Health

Access: Open to all
Released: September 2003


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.

Related project categories:
Case Studies | Medicine and Health

Related links:
pdf link Download the informational page (PDF)
pdf link Project Evaluation

Related news:
Sep-24-2009: Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation Relaunches
Nov-11-2004: Epiville Project Invited to AERA Conference
Aug-25-2002: Revitalizing Epidemiology 101