Pathogens and Disease introduces students to disease-causing agents and epidemiology. Students culture bacteria and fungi and, using a microscope, examine and classify the microorganisms they grow. Students explore diseases such as smallpox, rabies, and AIDS to better understand the effect of pathogens and disease on the population at large.

Through a simulated disease outbreak, students perform the necessary procedures to identify, contain, and control an epidemic. Activities include culturing and identifying bacteria and fungi, analyzing data such as patient interviews and questionnaires, creating an epidemic curve, and calculating attack rate and relative risk for various exposures.





National Pathways Standards and Accountability Criteria

Module Equipment Includes

  • Pathogens and Disease courseware CD
  • Pathophysiology textbook
  • Viruses software
  • Protists and Fungi software
  • Bacteria software
  • Bar graphs of e.coli cases worksheet pad
  • Case definition worksheet pad
  • Line listing worksheet pad
  • Epidemic curve worksheet pad
  • Hypothesis worksheet pad
  • Case control study worksheet pad
  • Cohort study raw data worksheet pad
  • Attack rages (cohort study) worksheet pad
  • Microscope
  • Bunsen burner
  • Lab coats
  • Incubator
  • Applied Technology public health folder
  • Interview and questionnaire sheets
  • Miscellaneous materials and consumables
  • Instructor's Overview
  • DEPCO Studio

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