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A Case Study for Non-Science Majors Focused on Social Justice Issues
In this case study on multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, students consider ways in which to preserve health as a human right without subjecting already marginalized communities susceptible to the disease to further discrimination. Students learn about the science behind TB diagnostics and current treatment protocols as well as the political and social history of TB outbreaks and the development of MDR TB. The case makes use of video clips, news stories, public health press releases and reports, and other secondary and primary literature. It can be used in a variety of courses that span the undergraduate and graduate level curriculum.
|Keywords:||MDRTB; MDR TB; XDR TB; mycobacterium tuberculosis; drug resistant tuberculosis; multi-drug resistant; antibiotic resistance; evolution; mutation; natural selection; genetic variation; infectious disease|
|Topical Area:||Ethics, Policy issues, Social issues, Social justice issues|
|Educational Level:||Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate, General public & informal education|
|Type/Method:||Dilemma/Decision, Interrupted, Role-Play|
|Subject Headings:||Public Health Biology (General) Medicine (General) Evolutionary Biology Nursing|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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PBS affiliates WGBH Educational Foundation and Clear Blue Sky Productions, Inc., have produced a powerful short (5 min 5 sec) video on multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis that instructiors interested in this case study may want to use to introduce the subject to their students.