Lostridium botulinum (Microbial form and function)

ASSESSMENT
Briefing Paper (30% of the marks for the module)
You will prepare a briefing paper (prepared for a scientifically literate
audience), which will consist of critical scientific description and analysis of
the beneficial and/or detrimental affects of a selected micro-organism in a
particular application (e.g. sewage treatment, biogas production) or with a
particular impact (e.g. human, animal or plant disease, red tides).
Assessment criteria will be based on the information content, provision of
critical analysis, range of references used and the standard of presentation.
You are expected to use review articles, journal articles, web sites of
international organisations and governmental sites. You may use textbook
material for general background reading but should avoid using this material
in your work. You should not use general web sites as the basis for your
work.
The briefing paper should provide a critical review for an audience of
microbiologists. Provide a title for your briefing paper that reflects its content.
You should divide your paper into sections as appropriate. The aims for the
briefing report should be stated clearly and you should provide a suitable
description and analysis of the topic under consideration. There should be
an introduction followed by description and analysis of the topic and a
conclusion. Diagrams, flow-charts etc. may be included but should be clear,
easily interrupted, supplement the written text and referred to in your text.
Any diagrams, flow-charts etc you use should be your own work and
should not be copied directly from reference sources, web sites etc. If
you find that you must use a diagram directly because it is complicated
e.g. a virus structure, then you must reference the image. A reference
section should be included at the end of your briefing report (this will not be
counted in the word count) and references must be cited within the text. It is
essential that all the information on each reference is given in the reference
section i.e. author(s), date, title, journal, pages; for a book the editors and
publisher; for an Internet site the address and time it was accessed should
also be given.
The briefing report must be word-processed and spell-checked. The word
limit will be negotiated during a group tutorial. The assessment criteria
for this work are in the attachment. Read these
carefully to help you with the assessment. Remember to give the assessment
criteria (feedback) form in with your essay for full feedback on your work.
It is important to discuss about positive and negative sites of the bacteria and its toxicity.

Lostridium botulinum (Microbial form and function)

You will prepare a briefing paper (prepared for a scientifically literate
audience), which will consist of critical scientific description and analysis of
the beneficial and/or detrimental affects of a selected micro-organism in a
particular application (e.g. sewage treatment, biogas production) or with a
particular impact (e.g. human, animal or plant disease, red tides).
Assessment criteria will be based on the information content, provision of
critical analysis, range of references used and the standard of presentation.
You are expected to use review articles, journal articles, web sites of
international organisations and governmental sites. You may use textbook
material for general background reading but should avoid using this material
in your work. You should not use general web sites as the basis for your
work.
The briefing paper should provide a critical review for an audience of
microbiologists. Provide a title for your briefing paper that reflects its content.
You should divide your paper into sections as appropriate. The aims for the
briefing report should be stated clearly and you should provide a suitable
description and analysis of the topic under consideration. There should be
an introduction followed by description and analysis of the topic and a
conclusion. Diagrams, flow-charts etc. may be included but should be clear,
easily interrupted, supplement the written text and referred to in your text.
Any diagrams, flow-charts etc you use should be your own work and
should not be copied directly from reference sources, web sites etc. If
you find that you must use a diagram directly because it is complicated
e.g. a virus structure, then you must reference the image. A reference
section should be included at the end of your briefing report (this will not be
counted in the word count) and references must be cited within the text. It is
essential that all the information on each reference is given in the reference
section i.e. author(s), date, title, journal, pages; for a book the editors and
publisher; for an Internet site the address and time it was accessed should
also be given.
The briefing report must be word-processed and spell-checked. The word
limit will be negotiated during a group tutorial. The assessment criteria
for this work are in appendix 1of this section of the handbook. Read these
carefully to help you with the assessment.

Appendix 1
MICROBIAL FORM AND FUNCTION

Introduction (10%):
(1) Is the title for the briefing paper appropriate and interesting? __
(2) Is the introduction of an acceptable length? __
(3) Does it accurately reflect the content and purpose of the paper? __
(4) Are the aims of the paper clearly stated? __
Content (60%):
(5) Is the background information sufficiently detailed, clear
and to the point? __
(6) Is the paper sufficiently critical and analytical? __
(7) Is the conclusion appropriate in light of the paper content? __
(8)