In this Module, selected another resident microbe from Host-Microbe Interactions" in A Concise Manual of Pathogenic Microbiology, that can cause disease in humans.
1. Discuss the germ theory of disease.
2. Describe the human diseases which are produced by the pathogenic microorganism selected. Does it exist in a non-pathogenic state as well? Under what health condition can the disease be produced?
Include in your discussion:
The differences between eukaryotic and prokaroytic cells.
Three phenotypic systems used to classify microbes.
Use the classification system discussed to classify each microbe selected in Modules 1 and 2.
Please upload your M2 SLP when it is completed.
Module 2 - Structure and Evolution of Microbes
Introduction: Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes and the three pheontypic systems used to classify microbes
Organism 1, classification
Organism 2, classification
Comparisons and contrasts, pathogenic vs non-pathogenic states, opportunistic or symbiotic?
Note: A "PR" grade will be assigned to SLP Module assignments where critical thinking is not an important factor. The "PR" grade means "Progress"; however, in practical terms it means that the student's work is satisfactory.
Your assignment is due by the Monday following the end of this Module. Please upload your case assignment.
Session Long Project Assignment Expectations
Length: Each module SLP should be approximately a minimum of 2-4 pages or approximately 500 to 650 words.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to problem
Format: APA format is recommended (but not required) for this assignment. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted, assignments are expected to adhere to standards guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
Relevance (e.g. all content is connected to the problem)
Precision (e.g. specific problem is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate).
Depth of discussion (e.g. present and integrate points that lead to deeper issues)
Breadth (e.g. multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered)
Evidence (e.g. points are well-supported with facts, statistics and references)
Logic (e.g. presented discussion makes sense, conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information)
Clarity (e.g. writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or exs)
Objectivity (e.g. avoid use of first person and subjective bias)