Write an essay of a maximum 1500 words (excluding diagrams, tables and references, but including abstract) with the following title: Antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance and the control of disease
Use this title and write an essay that addresses it (i.e. includes a discussion of all three parts).
The essay should contain:
An abstract – At this stage it is common for students to write a preview rather than an abstract. Make sure that you do write a summary, not just an introduction.
Introduction to: antibiotics and their history, their use in the control of disease, their overuse.
Developed sections of main text, using evidence and figures to illustrate your ideas, information and analysis, that address at least three of:
The biochemical process of how antibiotics work.
The biochemical process of antibiotic resistance.
The proliferation of resistance and what the mechanism underlying this is.
The evidenced effects of altered disease control, for:
and/or livestock diseases and the implications of widespread AB use in livestock on human health.
Mitigation of the effect of antimicrobial resistance.
The future of antibiotics, new sources, alternatives.
A conclusion: this should not simply repeat what you have said, but tie the points you have made together.