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Final Project: Part III, Pathogens and Health

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Unit 9: End of Term Project — Final Project: Part III, Pathogens and Health

Unit outcomes addressed in this assignment:

  • Discuss standard methods used in the field of microbiology
  • Explain the importance of plasmids in bacterial genetics and in genetic engineering
  • Explain Human/microbe relationships
  • Analyze virulence factors of pathogens including public health importance

Course outcomes assessed with this assignment:

HS320-4: Discuss the principles of microbial genetics in health science.

HS320-5: Analyze the role of microbes in human disease and public health.

GEL 1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.


  • 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
  • Importance of plasmids in bacterial genetics and in genetic engineering
  • Human / microbe relationships
  • Analysis of the virulence factors of microorganisms (include public health importance)
  • Prevention and treatments strategies


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Here is the link for APA Style Central