A range of student activities to support microbiology teaching in the classroom.
A Bag of Diseases
This can be used as a synoptic activity at the end of the section on Microbes and the Human Body to see if the students have understood the process of how infectious diseases are transmitted and how they may be prevented or treated.
In this exercise the students take on the role of a member of the infection control team working within a hospital. The infection control team need to ﬁnd out how the outbreak of the ‘superbug’ MRSA has occurred and advise on speciﬁc measures that could be implemented to prevent further outbreaks of this hospital acquired infection.
The stimulus statements are designed to give the students the opportuntiy to gain a medical and /or biological overweiw of a topic while weighing up ethical and social concerns.
To some people the word micro-organisms means only infection. It is important for the students to recognise that only a small number of microbes do cause disease and many more are helpful.