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Ch 15: Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract: Microbiology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about common infections of the mouth, nose and entire respiratory tract in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Diphtheria Corynebacterium diphtheria bacteria; treatments and symptoms
Tuesday Pertussis Whooping cough; caused by Bordetella pertussis
Wednesday Legionnaires' disease Symptoms, bacteria Legionella
Thursday Tuberculosis and strep throat Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and latency of tuberculosis; Streptococcus pyogenes
Friday Bacterial meningitis and pneumonia Types of bacteria that cause meningitis; common bacteria that cause pneumonia, including Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract: Microbiology Lesson Plans
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What Is Diphtheria? - Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

1. What Is Diphtheria? - Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss a bacterium known as Corynebacterium diphtheria, the disease diphtheria, exotoxins, endotoxins, A-B toxins, pseudomembranes, bull-necks, and more!

Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough

2. Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough

This lesson will describe Bordetella pertussis, whooping cough, the hundred days' cough, respiratory cilia, and the signs, symptoms, prevention, and treatment associated with pertussis.

Legionnaires' Disease: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

3. Legionnaires' Disease: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson discusses something known as Legionnaires' disease. We will talk about the bacterium responsible for this disease, how amoebae may be involved, the signs of this disease, and whether or not any treatment option exists for it.

Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

4. Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

This lesson will discuss the disease known as tuberculosis. We will talk about mycobacterium tuberculosis, latent TB, TB disease, mycolic acid, and the symptoms, signs, and treatments used for this terrible disease.

Strep Throat:  Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

5. Strep Throat: Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss something we've almost all had: strep throat. We'll discuss beta-hemolysis, Streptococcus pyogenes, pharyngitis, halitosis, pus, and all sorts of other things pertaining to strep throat.

Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

6. Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss something known as bacterial meningitis. We'll talk about the causes of this condition, ways by which you can get it, diagnosis and treatments strategies, as well as the symptoms and signs associated with bacterial meningitis.

Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments

7. Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments

This lesson will discuss the causes of bacterial pneumonia. We'll also look into how bacterial pneumonia is diagnosed and treated as well as the common signs and symptoms associated with this condition.

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