1 Kaplan University School of Health Sciences HS320 Microbiology COURSE # Unit 9 Final Project: Final Project, Part III: Pathogens and Health Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:  List the environmental cycles where microbes play an important role Course outcomes assessed with this Assignment: HS320-4:Discuss the principles of microbial genetics in health science. GEL 1.1: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English. Instructions  Write an essay that analyzes “The role of any chosen pathogen in human health and disease and public health”  Using the knowledge you have gained throughout this course, your final paper must include the following:  Appropriate microscopic, cultivation and non-cultivation methods for the chosen pathogen  Application to clinical microbiology processing for the chosen pathogen  Human / microbe relationships  Analysis of the virulence factors of microorganisms and host factors to types and outcomes (include public health importance)  Prevention and treatments strategies Requirements  Essay should be a minimum of 1000 words.  The paper you submit must be your own work.  The viewpoint and purpose of this Assignment should be clearly established and sustained.  Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).  Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.  Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. 2 Kaplan University School of Health Sciences HS320 Microbiology COURSE #  Follow APA style format, including Times New Roman 12 point font and double spacing.  Include a minimum of five references, one of which should be your textbook. All internet sources must be original articles or government resources. Wikipedia or other non-peer reviewed resources are not acceptable.  Include a title page and reference page.  Use APA style for all citations.  More details can be found in the GEL 1.1 Universal Writing Rubric, in the Kaplan Writing Center, and within the document in Doc Sharing named “Writing Center Resources.” Submitting Your Project Put your Project in a Word document. Save it in a location and with the proper naming convention: username-HS320-section-unit9-Assignment.doc (username is your Kaplan username, section is your course section). When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:  Click the link that says “Submit an Assignment”.  In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select Unit 9: Project.  In the “Comments” field, make sure to add at least the title of your paper.  Click the “Add Attachments” button.  Follow the steps listed to attach your Word document.  To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted Project. Unit 9 Final Project Grading Rubric = 150 points Assignment Requirements Points possible Points earned by student Provides appropriate microscopic, cultivation and noncultivation methods for the chosen pathogen 0–30 Provides an application to clinical microbiology processing for chosen pathogen 0–30 Provides specifics on the human / microbe relationship 0–30 3 Kaplan University School of Health Sciences HS320 Microbiology COURSE # Provides an analysis of the virulence factors of microorganism and host factors to types and outcomes (including public health importance) 0–30 Provides both prevention and treatment strategies 0–30 Total (Sum of all points) Points deducted for spelling, grammar, and/or APA errors. Adjusted total points Instructor Feedback:

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