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

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

Public health

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

Lifestyle and health_Scheme of work (51 KB)