The “Unknown Illness: Escherichia coli” lesson plan by GIDEON aims to educate students about E. coli infections. It includes learning outcomes like understanding symptoms, transmission, and prevention of E. coli infections. The lesson involves a case study analysis to identify the cause of illness and propose preventive measures.
Key elements include understanding the spread of infection, identifying at-risk groups, and reviewing notable E. coli diarrhea outbreaks. Students engage in post-activity questions about E. coli misdiagnoses, challenges in treatment, and the role of public health in controlling outbreaks.
The lesson emphasizes the importance of patient history, differential diagnosis, and lab tests for accurate diagnosis and treatment.