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Using a Vaccine Proposal Assignment to Help Students Synthesize Topics Covered in an Undergraduate Immunology Course

    Author: Rebecca L. Sparks-Thissen1
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN 47712
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    • Corresponding author. Mailing address: Department of Biology, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN 47712. Phone: 812-465-1642. E-mail: [email protected].
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    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. December 2015 vol. 16 no. 2 258-259. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v16i2.896
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    Abstract:

    Undergraduate students often have difficulty keeping track of all the pieces of the immune response and how they relate to each other. To help students synthesize the information in an upper-level, undergraduate immunology course, the students in my course investigate the immune response to pathogen of their choosing and then use that information to design a vaccine to that pathogen.

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1. Gust DA, Darling N, Kennedy A, Schwartz B 2008 Parents with doubts about vaccines: which vaccines and reasons why Pediatrics 122 718 725 10.1542/peds.2007-0538 18829793 http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-0538
2. Williams AH 2011 A sweet vaccination—the deadly Hershey’s kiss J Microbiol Biol Educ 12 54 55 10.1128/jmbe.v12i1.256 http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.v12i1.256
3. Williams WW, et al 2014 Noninfluenza vaccination coverage among adults—United States, 2012 MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 63 95 102 24500288

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Abstract:

Undergraduate students often have difficulty keeping track of all the pieces of the immune response and how they relate to each other. To help students synthesize the information in an upper-level, undergraduate immunology course, the students in my course investigate the immune response to pathogen of their choosing and then use that information to design a vaccine to that pathogen.

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