Hints and Tips
The essay must be fully referenced using the Harvard referencing system. (Please use journal articles only. WHO (world health organisation) can also be used for statistics and figures.
You must not copy and paste chunks of text from the papers you read. Instead you must write the material in your own words to show your understanding of the topic.
For a level three essay you should be using primary sources (i.e. peer-reviewed journal articles) for most of your information
You need to avoid using non-peer reviewed websites such as Wikipedia as references (though looking at them may give you a start point). However, for option one here you can reliably use the World Health Organisation and Public Health England to access the epidemiological data you will need within this essay.
The essay must be written in scientific style English – read a review article in a journal such as FEMS microbiology reviews to get a feel for what this means.
As you have plenty of time to do this essay and opportunity to “spellcheck” and proof read the essay we will expect a high standard of editorial quality – for example bacterial names must be spelt correctly and typed in italics; gene names must also be in italics however protein names should be in standard print.
Make sure you set your “spellcheck” dictionary to UK English
Avoid the use of single sentence paragraphs
Use tables, graphs and images where they add to your account
You need to be critical of the literature, if two papers disagree with each other you will need to try to discuss why they disagree
Please focus on the pathogen O157 Shiga Toxin—Producing Escherichia coli.
Basic layout (feel free to adjust as you see fit):
Pathogenesis – mechanisms of survival in food, mechanisms relating to food poisoning, pathogenesis of this pathogen which leads to other diseases, e.g. this pathogen can also cause UTI’s, which lead to renal problems maybe look at this paper? 10.1086/313668
As you know, this is a review paper so be critical of the literature you use and include plenty of discussion please.
Finally, can all the paper’s Doi: number be included in the bibliography as well.
This needs to be an original essay, ADVANCED PLAGIARISM CHECKERS WILL BE USED.