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Dr. Collins and the Case of the Mysterious Infection
Paula P. Lemons
Sarah K. Huber
In this case study, Dr. Collins must diagnose and prescribe treatment for a young patient with a serious infection. Students receive pieces of the case in a progressive disclosure format and answer questions about bacterial infection, antibiotics, and antibiotic resistance. The case was designed for the seminar component of a large-enrollment, introductory biology course. In addition to seminar, students in the course also attend lecture and laboratory. Teaching assistants lead the 12-student seminars, during which students engage in directed inquiry exercises such as this case.
|Keywords:||Antibiotics; antibiotic resistance; bacteria; infection; infectious disease; pulsed-field gel electrophoresis|
|Educational Level:||High school, Undergraduate lower division, General public & informal education|
|Subject Headings:||Biology (General) Microbiology Public Health|
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