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Micro – organisms: An Introduction

Description: In this section students are introduced to the world of microbes, firstly by exploring the different types and shapes of microbes and later, by close examination of useful and harmful microbes.

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Micro-organisms: useful microbes

Description: This section highlights the benefits of some microbes by examining the various ways and means we can utilise them for our benefit.

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Micro-organisms: harmful microbes

Description: Microbial infections are found across the world. “Harmful Microbes” introduces students to the variety of infectious diseases across the globe caused by harmful microbes. Students learn that it is not always easy to identify and treat a disease.

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Spread of infection: hand hygiene

Description: Hand hygiene has been shown to reduce the incidence of absenteeism in schools as good hand hygiene reduces the spread of microbes and infection. This section aims to teach students how poor hand hygiene can lead to the spread of microbes and disease.

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Spread of infection: sexually transmitted infections

Description: Sexually transmitted infections are on the increase, particularly amongst the young adult population. This section aims to teach students how sexual activity can lead to the spread of microbes and disease. Students observe how easily potentially harmful microbes can transfer to the people you care about without either of you knowing.

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Spread of infection: respiratory hygiene

Description: This section aims to teach students how poor respiratory hygiene can lead to the spread of microbes and disease. Students observe how far microbes are carried when they sneeze and how many people can be affected.

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Prevention of infection: the body’s natural defences

Description: This session covers the topic of disease prevention through the body’s own natural defences. It ....

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Prevention of infection: the body’s natural defences

Description: This session covers the topic of disease prevention through the body’s own natural defences. It ....

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Prevention of infection: vaccinations

Description: This section covers the topic of disease prevention through vaccinations. Vaccines are used to h....

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Antibiotic Use and Medicine

Description: Illnesses due to antibiotic resistant microbes are a worrying problem in our hospitals and communities. This section explores the use of antibiotics and medicine in treating various illnesses and infectious disease.

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Treatment of infection: antibiotic resistance

Description: Illnesses due to antibiotic resistant microbes are a worrying problem in our hospitals and commu....

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e-Bug training pilot

on microbes and hygiene. Secondary student site tour This video will take you on a tour of the Senior site that 11-15 year old....

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