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Preventing Infectious Diseases

Overview

This lesson should be delivered as a follow-up to the lesson ‘What is an infectious disease?’

In this lesson pupils will recap their knowledge of infectious diseases, they will then compare their homework research into public health pioneers, identifying the contributions of these famous figures in developing vaccinations, antibiotics and better hygiene practices.

Building on their findings, pupils will learn about the process of vaccinations. They will use picture clues to identify some of the different ways which infections are spread and discuss simple measures that can be taken to prevent further infection.

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