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Ch 14: Blood-borne Bacterial Diseases: Microbiology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Blood-borne Bacterial Diseases chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of bacterial diseases that are spread by contaminated blood 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 Blood-borne Bacterial Diseases 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 Lyme disease History, prevention and causes (Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia afzelii and ticks); symptoms and treatment
Tuesday Tularemia, spotted and typhus fevers Causes and symptoms; Francisella tularensis; Rickettsia
Wednesday Q fever; bubonic and pneumonic plagues Diseases caused by Coxiella burnetii and Yersinia pestis
Thursday Plague and toxic shock syndrome Symptoms, causes and treatment
Friday Human ehrlichiosis and human anaplasmosis Causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: Blood-borne Bacterial Diseases: Microbiology Lesson Plans
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Lyme Disease: Infections of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia afzelii

1. Lyme Disease: Infections of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia afzelii

In this lesson, you will learn about a disease with great notoriety in the eastern United States, Lyme disease. Learn about what causes this disease, the epidemiology, and prevention.

Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

2. Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Lyme disease has been gaining in prevalence in the United States in recent years. In this lesson, we will explore the disease itself as well as its diagnosis and treatment.

Tularemia: Infections Caused by Francisella tularensis

3. Tularemia: Infections Caused by Francisella tularensis

Unless you breed rabbits or are a World War II history buff, you have probably never heard of the bacteria Francisella tularensis. In this lesson, we will discuss this species, and the illness it can cause in humans called tularemia.

Spotted Fevers: Symptoms of Rickettsia Infections

4. Spotted Fevers: Symptoms of Rickettsia Infections

You can catch a lot of diseases through tick bites. In this lesson, we will look at one class of tick-borne disease, spotted fevers, caused by bacteria in the genus Rickettsia.

Typhus Fevers and Rickettsia

5. Typhus Fevers and Rickettsia

Typhus fever is arguably the most historically important disease you've never heard of. In this lesson, I will attempt to shed some light on this deadly disease and provide some basics on the bacterium that causes it: Rickettsia.

Q Fever: Infection Caused by Coxiella burnetii

6. Q Fever: Infection Caused by Coxiella burnetii

Have you ever heard of Q fever? If you're interested in witnessing the miracle of birth, you might want to educate yourself on the bacteria, Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever.

Bubonic & Pneumonic Plague: Disease Caused by Yersinia pestis

7. Bubonic & Pneumonic Plague: Disease Caused by Yersinia pestis

Most students learn about plague in history class due its huge impact on human history. In this, the first of two lessons on plague, we will look at the disease from a microbiological perspective, focusing on the causative agent: Yersinia pestis.

Plague: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

8. Plague: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

In this lesson, we will examine plague, more widely known as Black Death, including the three major types of plague, the most common symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Symptoms & Causes

9. Toxic Shock Syndrome: Symptoms & Causes

I'm sure most women have heard of toxic shock syndrome. But do you know what actually causes it? In this lesson we will explore the bacterial cause and common symptoms of this potentially serious illness.

Human Ehrlichiosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

10. Human Ehrlichiosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

It wouldn't be a surprise if you've never heard of ehrlichiosis. In this lesson, we will investigate this emerging disease caught from infected ticks, the bacteria responsible for symptoms, and what you can do to avoid becoming the next victim.

Human Anaplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

11. Human Anaplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Most people have heard of Lyme disease, which is caught through tick bites. But there are many, much more obscure diseases you can get from ticks. In this lesson, we will examine the specifics of one of these diseases: anaplasmosis.

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