This event is typically done as a sit-down test. It is also possible to be done in stations, though this is not likely. Teams will be presented with articles, reports, data, charts/graphs, pictures or diagrams and/or written descriptions of public health problems. Teams will then be asked to answer questions, define or compare terms, and otherwise interpret the information they are given. Teams may also be asked to draw conclusions and propose preventive measures.
The topic for 2017 is Food Borne Illness.
Teams MUST bring a writing instrument. Teams may also bring up to 2 non-programmable calculators. Each team may also bring one 8.5 x 11" two sided sheet of paper with notes.
Event Leaders will provide all reference materials, the official test and answer sheet.
High score wins. Points are given based on a scoring rubric that takes into account the difficulty level of questions, accuracy and quality of answers, and use of proper scientific methods.
- Look at the sample tests that are given below. They are an excellent example of what to expect.
- The CDC website has a plethora of excellent information.