Pathogens and Transmission

This is a flipped learning lesson.

Students - watch the video and answer the questions on the student homework task sheet before your next lesson.

(Teachers - scroll down to view the full lesson plan for this topic.)

Student questions:

(As presented in the student homework task sheet)

  1. Define “pathogen”.
  2. Complete the table listing four types of pathogen and a specific example of each one.
    Type of pathogen Example
  3. Define “transmissible disease”.
  4. Outline what is meant be direct and indirect transmission.
  5. State what is meant by the term “vector”. Include examples.
  6. Describe how to reduce the chances of disease transmission. Use the subheadings to guide your answer.
    • Hygienic food preparation
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Waste disposal
    • Sewage treatment

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