In this lesson, students learn about the specialised cells of the heart and the tissues they form. They find out what can happen to the function of the heart if, as the result of an inherited condition, the cells are not arranged properly. The lesson begins with a video clip about the condition. Students then use patient leaflets and a podcast to find out more about the condition, and design a web page to explain it to fans of a footballer who collapsed during a match.
Students understand that heart muscle cells are specialised, and that if they join together to form tissues in a disorganised way in the heart, they cannot do their job properly.
Students understand that scientists are gathering evidence and developing explanations to understand the reasons for the symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and ultimately to develop treatments for the condition.
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