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Infectious Diseases - Diseases

Produced by the ABPI, this interactive resource allows students to find out about a range of infectious diseases. Each are clearly explained, with causes and symptoms, and a quiz helps tests students' understanding of the topics covered. Diseases are:

  • Influenza
  • HIV/AIDS...

Infectious Diseases - Pathogens

This is an interactive resource produced by the ABPI. In the resource, students can find out about mico-organisms and how they cause disease. There are sections on bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. Each section contains details on the micro-organism's structure and examples of the diseases they cause.

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Infectious Diseases - Immunity

This is an interactive resource produced by the ABPI. In the resource, students can find out about how the human immune system tackles infectious diseases. The resource describes how antigens identify foreign pathogens and the immune response that is produced. Animations illustrate processes such as antigen-...

Infectious Diseases - Timeline

Produced by the ABPI, this interactive resource looks at developments in our understanding of infectious diseases and how this has changed over time. From vaccination by Edward Jenner, to the present day, advances in knowledge are illustrated. Sections in the resource include:

  • Jenner and vaccination...

Infectious Diseases - Medicines

Produced by the ABPI, this interactive resource allows students to find out about how infectious diseases are treated with modern medicines. It covers topics such as:

  • Antiseptics
  • Antibiotics and resistance
  • Developing medicines

 

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Laboratory Tours: Safety at Work

This resource was produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) as part of their 'At Work With Science' materials. In this interactive resource, students are introduced to the legal aspects of the Health and Safety regulations; the concept of risk assessments and how to develop them....

Medicine Box Challenge

Produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), this interactive resource is designed to help students learn about medicines, their effects and how they are administered. The tasks look at:

  • The absorption of a medicine and how the body handles that dose.
  • Dosing...

Getting a Job

Produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), these 'At Work With Science' materials are designed to give students an understanding of the process involved in applying for a job. It contains useful information and tips on filling in application forms, producing a good curriculum vitae...

Safety at Work

This resource was produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) as part of their 'At Work With Science' materials. In this interactive resource, students are introduced to the legal aspects of the Health and Safety regulations; the concept of risk assessments and how to develop them....

Picking the Team

This resource, from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) At Work With Science series, includes two activities to help students with job applications and understanding what employers need from their employees. The tasks encourage students to examine curriculum vitae, assess their...

People and Process

Produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), this interactive resource looks at the people and processes involved in the development of a new medicine. Developing a medicine takes about 10 to 12 years and involves a number of phases. This resource looks at the researchers involved and...

Beating Bacteria

Produced by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) as part of their 'At Work With Science' series, this resource looks at a hypothetical, but realistic, project aimed at producing a new way of treating bacterial infections. In this activity, students first consider what features are important...

Pharmaceutical Industry: Frequently Asked Questions

From the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), this interactive resource halps to answer questions that students have about the production of medicines and the careers available in the pharmaceutical industry.

There is a wide variety of questions on topics as varied as:

  • The...

ABPI careers advice resources

A set of resources that can be used by career advisers, science teachers and parents to help give guidance to students about subject choices suitable for pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Getting experience - Recruiters usually look for people to have had some exposure to the...

Safety at Work

A number of applied school science courses recommend that students should make a site visit to some aspect of the chemical industry. Such visits are often difficult to organise and some areas are almost impossible to get access to.

To partly address the needs of applied science courses and some A-level...

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