Posts Tagged ‘vaccination’

Block C immune system notes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Alisa, Pratik and Sarita the immune system Define the term pathogen

Outline the role of the skin and mucous membranes in defence against pathogens.

Outline how phagocytic leucocytes ingest pathogens in the blood and in body tissues.

Describe the process of blood clotting.

Toni. Yurie. Sinchita. Biology Immune System Notes Outline the effects of HIV on the immune system. 

Discuss the cause, transmission and social implications of AIDS.

Bianca, Gio, Laura Define active, passive, natural and artificial immunity. 

Describe the production of monoclonal antibodies and their use in diagnosis and treatment.

Hong, Haruka, Soo Wan Antibiotics against bacteria and viruses Distinguish between antigens and antibodies. 

Explain why antibiotics are effective against bacteria but not against viruses.

Outline the principle of challenge and response, clonal selection and memory cells as the basis of immunity.

Daniel Shloka Caitlin ANTIBODY PRODUCTION Explain antibody production.
sona_yoshi_alessandra_vaccinations principles pros and cons Explain the principle of vaccination. 

Discuss the benefits and dangers of vaccination.


 

 

Block A immune system notes

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Rina, Ray Ruman Immune System Notes Define the term pathogen

Outline the role of the skin and mucous membranes in defence against pathogens.

Outline how phagocytic leucocytes ingest pathogens in the blood and in body tissues.

Describe the process of blood clotting.

HIV and AIDS 

 

Outline the effects of HIV on the immune system. 

Discuss the cause, transmission and social implications of AIDS.

Amber-Fergus-Aki-Immunity Define active, passive, natural and artificial immunity. 

Describe the production of monoclonal antibodies and their use in diagnosis and treatment.

immune system block A, dawoon anna alex Distinguish between antigens and antibodies. 

Explain why antibiotics are effective against bacteria but not against viruses.

Outline the principle of challenge and response, clonal selection and memory cells as the basis of immunity.

Antibody production Explain antibody production.
Explain the principle of vaccination Explain the principle of vaccination. 

Discuss the benefits and dangers of vaccination.

 

Vaccinations and immunity

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

influenza vaccination by AJC1 on flickr

Here are some questions we’ll tackle this week:

  • What is the difference between active and passive immunity?
  • What is the difference between natural and artificial immunity?
  • How do vaccinations work?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of vaccinations?

Now is the time to delve into one particular disease.  You should choose ONE PATHOGENIC disease to investigate.  You will need to research the causes, effects and treatments of this disease and prepare a short presentation (3-5 mins) for the class.  You will need to include statistics that are current, relevant and from reliable sources.  Here is the instruction sheet for this activity: Presentation of disease and here is the rubric: Pathogen presentation rubric

And here is an example of a very creative piece of work: YouTube Preview Image

Why don’t we get sick more often?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

YouTube Preview ImageHere’s a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the next few lessons on the immune system.

Defence against disease

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
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Our bodies remain healthy despite coming into contact with germs and microbes many times a day.  This is due to the fact that we have a pretty efficient defence system that protects us from disease.  See here for a presentation on this topic.  For Higher Level students, you need to go further, so here is another useful presentation.

You will be required to make notes for yourself and your classmates on some aspect of this topic.  You may choose to create a podcast, slideshow, prezi or simply a set of written notes.  Get creative!  To see your assignment, please click on the following links. 

Defense groups – BLOCK B

Defense groups – BLOCK F

Defense groups – BLOCK G