Public Health

Epidemiological Triangle

Author Kimberly Hazel , 15-Sep-2022

The Epidemiological Triangle Lesson Plan by GIDEON is designed to provide students with an understanding of the epidemiological triad and the importance of understanding host, agent, and environment relationships.  An activity that engages students in learning about diseases with GIDEON is present in this lesson plan.



About the Lesson Plan

The activities in the lesson plan focus on how to set up an epidemiological triangle. The activity also includes an educator’s guide and activity answer key.


This Lesson Features:

  • Lesson Outcomes & Overview
  • Initial Discussion Questions
  • Sample Epidemiological Triangle
  • Infectious Disease Triangle Activity & Answer Key
  • Explore Module Walkthrough


GIDEON Module Highlighted in the Lesson:

This lesson plan uses GIDEON’s Explore Module to provide information on infectious diseases and their outbreaks. This information includes the history of the disease, clinical information, and epidemiological data. This module provides a comprehensive overview of each disease, which is beneficial for teaching about disease spread and its effects.


Kimberly Hazel