MDR Tuberculosis: A Case Study for Non-Science Majors Focused on Social Justice Issues

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Subject:
Science and Technology, Social Sciences
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Abstract:

In this case study on multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, students consider ways in which to preserve health as a human right without subjecting already marginalized communities susceptible to the disease to further discrimination. Students learn about the science behind TB diagnostics and current treatment protocols as well as the political and social history of TB outbreaks and the development of MDR TB. The case makes use of video clips, news stories, public health press releases and reports, and other secondary and primary literature. It can be used in a variety of courses that span the undergraduate and graduate level curriculum.

Language:
English
Material Type:
Activities and Labs, Case Study, Lesson Plans
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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