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A Summer Program Opportunity

January 20, 2012

Announcing New Summer Programs for Students:

CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp – June 11-13, 2012

Epi Intense – July 9-11, 2012

 

The CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp is an educational program designed to fill the gap in informal public health education for middle school students.  The camp is open to upcoming 7th and 8th graders, and will be held at CDC′s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

The CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp curriculum is based on contextual and cognitive apprenticeship learning theories. By learning through hands–on activities and interactive presentations, participants completing the camp will be able to:

·         Identify five public health careers

·         Compare and contrast infectious diseases vs. chronic diseases

·         Demonstrate an understanding of basic epidemiologic terms

·         Calculate basic epidemiologic rates given an outbreak scenario and data

·         Understand the role of laboratory work in public health infectious disease surveillance

·         Identify three current event issues related to public health

The 2012 CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp application is now available online. Read the FAQ to find the application.


 is a unique opportunity for high school students to learn about epidemiology. The workshop is open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors and is held at CDC′s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Epi Intense curriculum uses inquiry-based learning principles. By learning through seminars and group work, participants completing the camp will be able to:

·         Describe five major epidemiological study designs, including their strengths and weaknesses

·         Create, administer, and analyze an epidemiological survey-based study

·         Use EpiInfo software to input and analyze survey data

·         Design and propose public health strategies based on epidemiological data

The 2012 Epi Intense application is now available online. Read the FAQ to find the application.

Questions?  First, read all the information at http://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp/index.htm . If you still have questions, contact Judy M. Gantt, at jgantt@cdc.gov or 404-639-0831.

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