TAQ 1 part 1

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TAQ 1 part 1

Post by alee21al »

Hi everyone

I have just started the pathogen top and fallen at the first hurdle. For part 1 of TAQ1 do we have to simply write a couple of sentences on what a pathogen is and that examples of pathogens are for example Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Salmonella or Corynebacterium diphtheria? Or is it simply asking for examples as in Viral pathogens and bacterial pathogens?

Thank you in advance for your help!


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Post by PPoskitt »

Hi Anna,

When I completed this module, I wrote a paragraph of 35 words for a generalised statement of what a Pathogen is. What is a pathogen? What does it do? (I also threw in a couple of examples)

I then compared characteristics of each of the four given pathogens in the TAQ specifically. This enables you to compare and contrast the different kinds of pathogens.

Useful websites for your research:-

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/c ... human1.htm
http://www.microbiologyonline.org.uk/ab ... g-microbes

There are also decent sections in both Tortora & Grabowski, and MBV Roberts (Biology Functional Approach) if you have obtained either of those books, to help you to fill out the table.

Hope this helps! Good luck! :thumbup: :D
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Post by Robin Greenwood »


generally there's a couple of major ways to tackle this. First I'd discuss each of the different types of pathogens in general, such as what features are common to say bacteria, viruses et al and then I'd use some specific examples amid that to show both depth and breadth of knowledge

I hope this helps


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