Human Disease

These resources introduce students to the range of microbes that can cause disease. This helps them to get away from thinking just of 'germs' and allows them to distinguish between bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi.

How pathogens are passed from one person to the next are investigated through a series of simple practical activities.

Students consider the immune system before looking at how antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and seeing how resistant strains can develop.

The final resource is useful for stimulating debate and thought about how we measure health and fitness in the wider sense.

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