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The Microbiology Effect: A Call for Education Research

    Author: Samantha L. Elliott1
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    Affiliations: 1: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
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    • Published 02 December 2016
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    • Corresponding author. Mailing address: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 47645 College Dr., St Mary’s City, MD 20686. Phone: 240-895-4376. E-mail: [email protected].
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. December 2016 vol. 17 no. 3 325-326. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i3.1252
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    Abstract:

    In this letter from the Editor, Dr. Samantha Elliott calls for more research into the ways in which microbiology courses impact the behaviors of pre-nursing students.

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In this letter from the Editor, Dr. Samantha Elliott calls for more research into the ways in which microbiology courses impact the behaviors of pre-nursing students.

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