Enabling students to understand and analyse contemporary issues in science and technology

Infectious diseases now

This topic covers the always topical issues of the spread of infectious diseases. The examples used can be chosen to reflect media interest at the time. Different diseases provide the contexts for learning about microbes and their transmission, immunity and antibiotics.

The role of the media and some of the factors that influence decision-making are explored. The topic is also important in introducing a global perspective and showing stark contrasts between developed and developing countries.

The role of public health measures and the use of statistical indicators are also important themes.

Infectious diseases

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Please find below, a suggested scheme of work for this topic.

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