LEARNING OBJECTIVES
( Disease Defenders | Animal Alert! )


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STANDARDS (By Expert Path)
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Veterinary Medicine Path

Instructional Objectives

Students will apply science process skills by role-playing different careers in the "discovery to control" of a new disease.

Students will be able to describe how and why scientists collaborate in the identification, detection, and treatment of a disease.

Students will be able to recognize the role that animals play in disease transmission to humans.

Students will know what clinical signs are and why they need to be observed in animals.

Students will understand what a quarantine is and its purpose.

Students will be able to identify a reservoir, vector, and host in a disease transmission cycle diagram.

Students will be able to recognize the role of a veterinarian in investigating a disease outbreak.

Epidemiology Path

Instructional Objectives

Students will apply science process skills by role-playing different careers in the "discovery to control" of a new disease.

Students will be able to describe how and why scientists collaborate in the identification, detection, and treatment of a disease.

Students will be able to apply a case definition to determine the number of people affected by a disease.

Students will be able to identify the occurrence of an outbreak by analyzing and interpreting a graph.

Students will know what a case control study is.

Students will be able to calculate and compare exposure odds ratios to determine the source of an outbreak.

Students will be able to recognize the role of epidemiologists in investigating a disease outbreak.

Microbiology Path

Instructional Objectives

Students will apply science process skills by role-playing different careers in the "discovery to control" of a new disease.

Students will be able to describe how and why scientists collaborate in the identification, detection, and treatment of a disease.

Students will be able to recognize the techniques that are used to identify viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi in a laboratory.

Students will be able to recognize techniques that are used in a laboratory to identify an unknown virus.

Students will know that a viral microarray is used to identify an unknown virus by comparing its nucleic acid to the nucleic acids from known viruses.

Students will know that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to make copies of nucleic acid sequences.

Students will be able to recognize the role of microbiologists in investigating a disease outbreak.