MDR Tuberculosis : A case for non-science majors focused on social justice issues

TitleMDR Tuberculosis : A case for non-science majors focused on social justice issues
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsChamany, K
Corporate AuthorsNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo,
Date Published08/06
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Keywordsantibiotic , BIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , Drug , evolution , Genetic , Infectious , MDRTB , MEDICINE , multi-drug , mutation , mycobacterium , NATURAL , NURSING , PUBLIC health , Social Justice , XDR
AbstractIn this case study on multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, students consider ways in which to preserve health as a human right without subjecting already marginalized communities susceptible to the disease to further discrimination. Students learn about the science behind TB diagnostics and current treatment protocols as well as the political and social history of TB outbreaks and the development of MDR TB. The case makes use of video clips, news stories, public health press releases and reports, and other secondary and primary literature. It can be used in a variety of courses that span the undergraduate and graduate level curriculum.
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=575&id=575
Home Web Sitehttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/
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