This is a paper that is requiring the student to evaluate using non-human primates as medical test subjects. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing of the assignment paper. Below is the assignment description:
Using non-human primates as medical test subjects
In this assignment you will evaluate the pros and cons of using non-human primates as medical test subjects. This will help you apply your knowledge of primate taxonomy to real-world contexts, explore the scientific evidence used to support both sides of this debate, and practice your scientific evaluation skills. You will be submitting the assignment in two parts: a Draft and a Final version (see details under the Submission heading).
Write a 4 – 5 page essay that includes:
Firstly, a summary of at least two advantages and two disadvantages of using non-human primates as medical test subjects, based on your review of the relevant scientific literature (about 1 page in length);
Secondly, a discussion of at least two lines of scientific evidence used to support primate medical testing, and at least two lines of scientific evidence used to condemn the practice (about 2 pages in length);
Thirdly, an argument for or against primate medical testing, based on your evaluation of the supporting scientific evidence (about 1 – 2 pages in length).
This essay is worth 60 points and will be graded on mechanics and content according to the Rubric provided below. Your essay is expected to meet the following requirements:
Essay is 4 – 5 pages in length, typed, double-spaced with one-inch margins and 12-point font
You will need access to word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Docs) to complete your essay. As a PCC student, you can get Microsoft Office 365
Links to an external site.
Ensure that you follow the instructions provided keenly. Marking of the assignment is on how you do the task and how you submit the assignment too. In case of any question feel free to ask your instructor for more guidelines before doing the assignment.