# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Laboratory Technology II Task 1314403605

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the causes and significance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other antibiotic-resistant organisms.


Explanation should include
  • the reasons antibiotic resistance develops in organisms such as MRSA
  • the dangers of antibiotic-resistant organisms
  • the relationship between antibiotic-resistant organisms and infection-control measures and procedures.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does treatment of viral infections contribute to antibiotic resistance? What other factors can contribute?
  • Why is so much media attention focused on MRSA?
  • What can be done to reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms?
  • What are other examples of Multiple Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO)?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.



The student will investigate and understand common mechanisms of inheritance and protein synthesis. Key concepts include
  1. cell growth and division;
  2. gamete formation;
  3. cell specialization;
  4. prediction of inheritance of traits based on the Mendelian laws of heredity;
  5. historical development of the structural model of DNA;
  6. genetic variation;
  7. the structure, function, and replication of nucleic acids;
  8. events involved in the construction of proteins;
  9. use, limitations, and misuse of genetic information; and
  10. exploration of the impact of DNA technologies.

Other Related Standards

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Health Science Events


Medical Spelling


Medical Terminology


Knowledge Test: Pathophysiology


Health Professions Events


Biomedical Laboratory Science


Teamwork Events


Health Education