BIOL 120 AA W20 Health Brochure

BIOL 120 AA W20 Health Brochure

Theorists Rostow and Galbraith

Theorists Rostow and Galbraith

BIOL 120 AA W20 Health Brochure

This project is intended to help you to utilize and refine your information literacy skills to seek out information about a specific public health issue relating to microbiology, and to develop your thinking abilities by completing a self-evaluation of your project and preparation process. You will also be performing data analysis on statistics reported by the CDC. The workplace capability of technological skills will be developed through the use of computer software to develop your public health brochure in the appropriate format and will also help you develop time management and productivity skills as well.

By completing this project, you will fulfill course outcomes #1-7 (see below for details). Because this is a public health project, you will base your article selection on tying it to the healthcare field. Through project completion, you will develop the following institutional outcomes: information literacy and communication, thinking abilities, and community and career. You may submit your project under any of these in your e-portfolio.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of biology and chemistry as they relate to microbiology.

How: By developing a brochure that outlines a relevant public health topic in microbiology and presenting it to your peers.

  1. Identify characteristics and types of common microorganisms.

How: by discussion of causal organism(s) and its (their) characteristics.

  1. Examine modes of transmission and methods for preventing the spread of microorganisms.

How: by identifying how the microorganism is spread and how to prevent the spread (public health focus).

  1. Articulate host inflammatory and immune processes.

      How: by explaining how the human body responds to the pathogen(s).

  1. Explain treatment of infectious diseases: antimicrobial medications and bacterial resistance.

How: by explaining how the pathogenic disease(s) discussed in brochure are treated in clinical practice and issues with treatment.

  1. Categorize infectious diseases of body systems of current epidemiological concern.

How: by presenting/ developing a brochure on a topic that is of current epidemiological relevance either locally, nationally, or worldwide.

  1. Outline basic procedures in clinical microbiology lab practice and evaluate effective learning strategies.

How: by outlining diagnostic procedures in the brochure and completing a self-reflection of the project.

Institutional Outcomes:

  • Information Literacy and Communication – Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Relational Learning – Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Thinking Abilities – Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning – Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Community and Career – Participate in social, learning, and professional communities for personal and career growth.

This is an individual project and is worth 10% of your overall course grade. Failure to complete the assignment on the due date will result in an automatic zero.

The topic must meet the following criteria:

  • Current epidemiological concern (CDC Reportable Disease).
  • Relates to microbiology (Diabetes and lead monitoring are public health issues but do not relate to microbiology).
  • The topic is of interest to you.
  • There’s enough information available about the topic to create a well-designed brochure.

Introduction= 15 points Due________________________

Write and introduction for your topic.  This should be one paragraph and contain information about your topic.

Rough Draft= 15 points Due ______________________


You will need to answer the following questions:

1) has the student met the requirements of a rough draft for a health brochure, and

2) suggest ways to improve the quality of his/her brochure to earn a higher grade.

Yes or No:

  • The front page of the brochure contains the author’s name, course, and title of brochure.
  • The brochure is constructed in the appropriate format using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher.
  • The references are cited on the back page of the brochure in APA format.
  • The brochure is easy to follow, contains figures (with photo credits in APA format).
  • The brochure covers the disease and pathogen identification, signs and symptoms, virulence factors and pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and current research.
  • The author’s discussion of topic is constructed in an easy-to-understand format.
  • The topic is relevant to public health.
  • The author uses complete sentences.
  • The brochure contains no typos or grammatical errors. (note any errors you find, but do not correct them)


Final Brochure Submission = 40 points


Please note that failure to submit your final brochure into your e-portfolio will result in an automatic zero for your project.

The final brochure is due on ________________electronically via Blackboard. There will be no extensions. The final brochure will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Disease and Pathogen Identification
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Virulence factors and pathogenesis
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, Current Research
  • Design and Format
  • Spelling/ Grammar
  • APA Citations