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HSC Biology

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3 | The search for better health

2: Over 3000 years ago the Chinese and Hebrews were advocating cleanliness in food, water and personal hygiene

Lesson 1 | Infectious and non-infectious disease

  • Distinguish between infectious and non-infectious disease

  • Explain why cleanliness in food, water and personal hygiene practices assist in control of disease

  • Identify the conditions under which an organism is described as a pathogen

Lesson 2 | Microbes

  • Identify data sources, plan and choose equipment or resources to perform a first-hand investigation to identify microbes in food or in water

Lesson 3 | Treatment of water

  • Gather, process and analyse information from secondary sources to describe ways in which drinking water can be treated and use available evidence to explain how these methods reduce the risk of infection from pathogens

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