Learning Exercise

Outbreak at Watersedge

The need for public health professionals has never been greater. But what is "Public Health" anyway? This interactive game will introduce you to the world of public health as you help discover the source of the outbreak that has hit the small community of Watersedge and stop it before more residents get sick.

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Exercise

Complettion of Outbreak at Watersedge

Topics

The overall goal of this game is to:

  • Introduce the player to various professional roles within the field of public health;
  • Expose the player to basic epidemiological principles and methods of investigation, data gathering, data interpretation, and point source contamination; and
  • Provide the player with resources to further explore the field of public health.

By playing this game, the student will be able to:

  • Identify specific jobs within the career field of public health; and
  • Locate resources for further exploration of this prospective area of study.

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

The overall goal of this game is to:

  • Introduce the player to various professional roles within the field of public health;
  • Expose the player to basic epidemiological principles and methods of investigation, data gathering, data interpretation, and point source contamination; and
  • Provide the player with resources to further explore the field of public health.

By playing this game, the student will be able to:

  • Identify specific jobs within the career field of public health; and
  • Locate resources for further exploration of this prospective area of study.

Assessment

Complete Worksheet: Activity - Investigating an Outbreak