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Students will be broken up into groups of 4 and assigned one of the following roles: Dr. John Wilson, M.D. (Pulmonary Specialist); Dr. Ray Alexander, M.D., Ph.D. (Epidemiologist); Judy Allen, R.N. (Epidemiology /Infectious Disease Specialist); Dr. Jim Spock, Ph.D. (Microbiology/Infectious Disease Specialist).

Using the internet resources provided for each role, students will study the medical journal related to the outbreak and develop a theory for the cause.

The group will then convene and make a recommendation to the community (the class) concerning the cause of the outbreak, methods to prevent the further spread of the illness, and a diagnoses for patients already stricken with the disease. Each specialist in the group should speak addressing the outbreak in reference to their particular specialty and research.

The recommendation should be in both a multimedia and written format.


Dr. John Wilson, M.D. (Pulmonary Specialist)

Pulmonary Function Tests
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Dr. Ray Alexander, M.D., Ph.D. (Epidemiologist)

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Molecular Epidemiology
Research Resources for Epidemiologists
Epidemiology: The Science of People
Field Epidemiology Training Program

Judy Allen, R.N. (Epidemiology /Infectious Disease Specialist)

Internet Resources for Nurse Practitioners
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
What is a Clinical Nurse Specialist
What is medical microbiology?

Dr. Jim Spock, Ph.D. (Microbiology/Infectious Disease Specialist)

Medical Microbiologists in Singapore
The Microbiology Network Home Page
What is medical microbiology?
American Board of Medical Microbiology

Additional Student Internet Resources

Center for Disease Control
CDC Publications
Great Emerging Infectious Disease Site (Search for Symptoms)

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Mark Kirk
Date Last Modified: 8/23/99
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