Disease Oral Presentation/Report Instructions
Disease Project: You will choose a communicable/contagious disease that is caused by a microbial agent and has been involved in a recent development in the United States. You will provide information on the background on the microbe, the disease it causes, and the recent development concerning the disease in a written report and a subsequent oral presentation.
Section 1 – Microbe significance: Write approximately ½-1 page of basic background on this microbe and why it is important (defining characteristics, opportunistic diseases that it can cause, how it is used in biotechnology or research, etc.).
Section 2 – Disease background: Write approximately ½-1 page on basic background of the disease that is caused by this microbe and why it is significant (symptoms, treatments, prevalence, etc.).
Section 3 – New development of disease: Write approximately 1-2 pages explaining a new development of the disease. Include details on how/why this development occurred, what are the immediate ramifications, and what is the proposed resolution or future outlook for this development (recent outbreak, new treatment, increase/decrease in incidence, etc.).
*Your report should include figures (tables, graphs and/or pictures) for each section listed above. Make sure to mention all figures in the text of the paper and to include a title and description for each figure. If you are using a figure from another source, be sure to include appropriate citations.
*Citations should be included throughout the report when you are not the originator of that information. Please use numbered citations as according to CSE Citation-Sequence format. Also, a list of References should be included at the end of the report, also formatted using CSE style (Citation-Sequence system).
Only include references that are cited in the report and make sure all cited works have an entry in the references section. -At least 5 references must be used in the report, with 2 of these references being scientific journal articles. Take a screen shot of the abstract pages for the scientific journal article references and paste at the end of the report (after References section)
-For more on CSE Citation-Sequence formatting see: https://guides.lib.unc.edu/citing-information/cse7-sequence-sample
The report should use the APA formatting and should be between 3-5 pages of text (not including graphs/tables/references/attachments) Make sure to include all of the sections described above. Include a cover sheet for your report. The report should be typed with
12 point-sized font
1 inch margins
1.5-2 line spacing
Correct formatting of microbial names (italics, appropriate use of abbreviations)
• Your presentation should be 10 minutes long and start with an introduction of yourself
• Provide enough background on the microbe and the disease so that the audience understands the basics.
• A majority of the time should be spent on the new development.
• The presentation should include some kind of visual aid or PowerPoint, etc.
• You should make an attempt to make the presentation interactive • Start the presentation by introducing yourself.
• At the end of the presentation be sure to ask for (and be prepared to answer) questions
Assignment Grading Rubric:
Report (60 Points)
Formatting – 10 points
Microbial significance – 10 points
Disease Background – 10 points
New development of disease – 20 points
Citations and References – 10 points
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