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Learn About Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are defined as disorders caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that can be spread directly or indirectly from a person to person.

Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They are mostly harmless or helpful. However under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease and death if not treated.

COST

£30:00 FREE

CLASS SIZE

Over 12 pupils

AGE RANGE

12 to 16

CLASS DURATION

40 minutes

Understanding Infectious Diseases

Overview of infectious diseases, categorise and recognise different types of infectious diseases.

It is the first of the three-part lesson.

Part 1

The course learning objectives are:

  1. Describe infectious disease.
  2. Categorise common infectious diseases and the illness it causes.
  3. Recognise causes of infectious disease.

At the end of this course, the pupil should be able to:

  1. Explain what infectious diseases are.
  2. Explain what causes infectious diseases.
  3. Explain what are the common infectious diseases.
  4. Recognise the symptoms of infectious diseases.
This course is suitable for pupil's, who would like to get an in depth understanding of infectious diseases and how it is spread.

There are no entry requirements.

The infectious diseases course is in three parts.

Understanding Pathogens

Agents/pathogens that cause disease.

Pathogens can be broadly grouped based on their key features, which finally impact their treatment.

It is the second of the three-part lesson.

Part 2

The course learning objectives are:

  1. Identify different types of pathogen
  2. Describe the common transmission mechanisms for infectious diseases.
  3. Describe types of prevention and treatment methods for infectious diseases.

At the end of this lesson, the pupil should be able to:

  1. Explain what pathogens are and the different types of pathogens.
  2. Explain how the diseases are transmitted.
  3. Explain different ways to prevent transmission of the disease.

This course is suitable for pupil's, who would like to get an in-depth understanding of infectious diseases and how it is transmitted.

There are no entry requirements.

The infectious diseases course is in three parts.

Immunity and Fighting Infections

Defense

How do we fight infections?

While immunity is the first defence against infections, medicines are needed when immunity fails.

It is the last of the three-part lesson.

Part 3

The course learning objectives are:

  1. Describe the body’s immune system.
  2. Identify the role of antibiotics and painkillers.
  3. Identify resilience of infectious pathogen.

At the end of this course, the pupil should be able to:

  1. Explain how your body detects and fights the pathogen.
  2. Recognise how do antibiotics and painkillers work.
  3. Recognise how the pathogens build resistance giving examples.

This course is suitable for pupils who would like to get an in-depth understanding of infectious diseases and how the body builds immunity.

There are no prerequisite

The infectious diseases course is in three parts.

This course is...
  • suitable for pupils from any country.
  • designed to consolidate key skills.
  • ideal for pupils requiring direct instructions.

All instructions are in English.

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