I designed this as an end-of-the-year enrichment project for science, not just life science. However, it could be used with life science, health or epidemiology courses.
With this project, students will choose a human infectious disease of their interest. They will conduct research using the guidelines provided AND the graphic organizer, then create a product to present to their peers. The final product choices have specific guidelines for each one. A rubric (two to a page) is included on the last page for students and teachers.
I teach upper level middle school and my expectations are for this to take about 3-5 days depending on your students. That doesn't include presentations.