All assessments will be graded using marking rubrics.
Assessment 1 – Knowledge Checkpoint Quizzes (4x) (10%)
Students will complete a knowledge checkpoint quiz for each of the major topics in the course – bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi. Each quiz consists of multiple choice and short answer questions designed to test the student’s knowledge of course material. Students will complete four quizzes for a total of 10% of the final grade.
Assessment 2 – The Diagnosis Game (2x) (20%)
Students must work their way through two interactive case studies over the course of the semester – one before the midterm and one after. Students will be given information and/or data piece by piece, from the initial visit with the patient to diagnosis, and are required to perform different clinical and diagnostic tests on their patient. Students will submit their results and write a personal reflection, discussing their experience and strategy for the game.
Assessment 3 – Elevator Pitch (20%)
Students will select an infectious disease that is currently posing a challenge to the healthcare field and develop an elevator pitch proposing a solution to this challenge. The presentation should provide an overview of the infectious disease, identify the problem it is creating, and provide a realistic solution. Upon receiving funding, students are required to present to the class on how they plan to implement their program and address the infectious disease problem.
Assessment 4 – Midterm Exam (20%)
Students are required to write an online, proctored midterm exam. The exam will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions designed to test students’ knowledge on course material from Modules 01-04.
Assessment 5 – Final Exam (30%)
Students are required to write an online, proctored final exam. The exam is cumulative and will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions designed to test students’ knowledge on course material.