unit approaches diseases and epidemics from a biological
and social perspective. Students take a lesson from history and
the biology book as they address a current issue in disease
management. Student study topics that form a basic understandings
is a disease, how the body deals with disease, and how diseases
are exacerbated or combated.
of disease, use and misuse of antibiotics and vaccinations, and
the development of
new treatments, are all topics of discussion for participating
students as they partner with public health and health care professionals
in raising the awareness within their community of a disease
and treatment of disease
In the Major Project students address one current issue relating to disease
and disease management within their community. They provide a public service
that is checked in advance by local public health officials for accuracy.