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ERIC Number: EJ823018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1931-7913
Money, Sex, and Drugs: A Case Study to Teach the Genetics of Antibiotic Resistance
Cloud-Hansen, Karen A.; Kuehner, Jason N.; Tong, Lillian; Miller, Sarah; Handelsman, Jo
CBE - Life Sciences Education, v7 n3 p302-309 Fall 2008
The goal of the work reported here was to help students expand their understanding of antibiotic resistance, the Central Dogma, and evolution. We developed a unit entitled "Ciprofloxacin Resistance in "Neisseria gonorrhoeae,"" which was constructed according to the principles of scientific teaching by a team of graduate students, science faculty, and instructors. A variety of activities and assessments were used, including a case study, short lectures, and group problem-solving. Implementation of "Ciprofloxacin Resistance in "Neisseria gonorrhoeae"" in a college freshman seminar suggests these materials are useful in increasing understanding of complex biological topics and improving problem-solving abilities. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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