Lifestyle and health
This topic builds on the work on risk done in 1.7. It explores the evidence for a range of claimed health risks including; genes, diet and environmental pollutants. Students will also consider how people can be encouraged to choose a more healthy lifestyle.
The topic covers a range of ideas about how science works from
- data and their limitations
- establishing causal links, and some of the difficulties of establishing causation for this type of risk
- the scientific community
- risk and how people understand and react to risk