Student Initiative Enhances Service Learning and Community Engagement in a Health Professions Microbiology Course

    Author: Alex Lowrey1
    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA 30503
    • Received 06 December 2019 Accepted 09 June 2020 Published 31 July 2020
    • ©2020 Author(s). Published by the American Society for Microbiology
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    • Corresponding author. Mailing address: University of North Georgia, College of Science & Mathematics, Department of Biology, Gainesville Campus, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503. Phone: 678-717-3772. E-mail: [email protected]
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. July 2020 vol. 21 no. 2 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v21i2.2049
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Analysis of reflective themes: comparison of student comments. Reflective student comments expressed in project reports were grouped into the five themes above according to key words or phrases.

Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. July 2020 vol. 21 no. 2 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v21i2.2049
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