Case study

Addresses outcomes 1, 2, and 4:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of biological science by effectively communicating and participating in the design, implementation, and presentation of scientific studies
  • apply the scientific method to make observations and weigh evidence about the strengths and limitations of empirical findings in the biological sciences
  • apply ethical practices and knowledge of safety and health policies and regulations to make informed decisions about research use and applications

The final assessment for this course will be a substantial final project.  To successfully complete this assignment, you will need to integrate concepts and skills learned throughout the course, apply them to a real-world situation, and develop and write a project report according the criteria and details provided in the Project Descriptions area.

As you read the case study, analyze functioning of the company in terms of scientific rigor, ethical considerations, safety concerns, and health policies.  Identify any problems or inconsistencies in the company that have led to current operating conditions and the public perception of the company. In your written analysis provide a review of each divisions of the company and their responsibilities. Suggest actions to improve operating conditions and public perception of the company.

*Type a 4-5 page paper following the format of:

  • double-spaced 12 font, 1″ left-right top-bottom margins
  • Research the issue identified using at least 3 sources. Only 1 Internet source can “count” as a source. You must include a reference section at the end of your paper following a standard citation model (APA or MLA).
  • The final project will be submitted in a MS word document in the WebTycho classroom.
  • Save your file as Lastname_FirstInitial_FinalProject.docx

*Lay-out of the Final Paper

  • Brief introduction to lab safety, ethics, and best lab practices. Identify with a purpose statement they key points of your assessment of the Case Study.
  • Scientific Assessment: Identify problems or inconsistencies in the company. What tests or regulations should be discussed at Best Pet Test in order to ensure compliance?
  • Summary and Conclusion: A comprehensive review of the evidence you presented with final recommendations for the company.

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