Australia the disease Asbestosis is often in the News. Around the world diseases
like Mesothelioma and AIDS are of interest to governments, doctors, families,
drug companies and lawyers? Yes, lawyers!
lives are filled with the names of many different
diseases but my experience shows that students can recite the names and pronounce
them in texts but are unaware of what the conditions really are, and often are
completely unaware of their human impact? Here is one task to address this.
a disease or condition from the following list (or another you wish to research)
and create a mind map on it that will inform your classmates.
symptoms, when discovered, who discovered it, how was it discovered, how transmitted,
treatment, interesting facts.
a few possibilities - Rift Valley Fever, Glandular Fever, Tuberculosis, Ebolia,
AIDS, Cerebral Palsy, Hemophilia, malnutrition, malignant cancer, Hepatitis A
B & C, Bird Flu, Anthrax, Dementia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Breast Cancer,
Alzheimer's (as opposed to Old Timers as one of my students
once so eloquently put it) Plaque, Gingivitis, Nits, Dandruff, Tonsillitis,
Arthritis, Bi-polar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Autism, Azberger's Syndrome, Mad
Cow Disease, Down's Syndrome, Post Natal Depression, Rubella, Measles, Chicken
Pox, Shingles, Tetanus or any other disease or condition you desire to learn
Small pox wreaked havoc around the world for centuries but now only exists locked
up in a couple of research labs around the world..
Immunisation can be given against: whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, yellow fever,
bubonic plague, malaria, scurvy, dysentery, cholera, cervical cancer vaccine
An Influenza epidemic at the start of the 20th century killed more people than
World War One.