In Unit 1, the students learned that infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and parasites can cause infectious diseases. Students also saw that infectious diseases have wide reaching impacts on both individuals and society. Now we are going to focus on how infectious diseases are identified. Contrary to popular belief, determining that a disease is caused by an infection is surprisingly difficult and we are still discovering new infectious diseases today!
- 2.1: Infectious Disease Detectives – Typhoid Mary
- 2.2: How can we prove a disease is infectious? Infectious spread and cholera – Ghost Map
- 2.3: Identifying infectious bacteria (1) – Infectious spread
- 2.4: When is a disease infectious? – Koch’s postulates and cholera
- 2.5: Proving causation of an infectious disease – Koch’s postulates and stomach ulcers
- Assessment opportunity: Unit 2 Quiz