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1 Lesson 1 Medicine and Health What does this clip tell us about modern medicine?

2 Medical Science What do we expect from medical science? Basic Ideal Wow Think-pair-share, a statement for each on your whiteboards

3 Learning Objectives To develop a critical understanding of the role of modern medical science To understand some of the limitations of medical science Success Criteria The best work will Be able to determine a realistic interpretation of medical science within our society Identify that not all illness is preventable Understand the factors that influence our health

4 The worst diseases? Top ten diseases- Pyramid card sort Cholera Polio Influenza Cancer Small pox Malaria Bubonic plague HIV/ AIDs Ebola Tuberculosis Discuss and then put in pyramid order with the worst disease at the top USE YOUR WHITEBOARDS

5 Pyramid sort

6 The worst diseases? Top ten diseases- Pyramid card sort Cholera cases were reported in 2006 Polio- epidemics in the early 50’s saw 60,000 new cases in USA alone Influenza- 100,000s deaths worldwide annually Cancer- responsible for 13% of all human deaths Small pox- during the 20 th Century was responsible for in excess of 300 million deaths worldwide Malaria- 200 deaths per hour worldwide Bubonic plague- 100 million deaths HIV/ AIDs- 25 million deaths since 1981 Ebola- 40 deaths per year Tuberculosis- average 1 million deaths per year Discuss and then put in pyramid order with the worst disease at the top

7 Pyramid sort CANCER AIDS/ HIV BUBONIC PLAGUE MALARIA CHOLERAPOLIOINFLUENZA SMALL POXEBOLATUBERCOLOSIS Which of these diseases are preventable?

8 Preventable or not? CANCER no AIDS/ HIV Risk can be limited but no BUBONIC PLAGUE Vaccine, sanitation MALARIA Anti-malarial drugs CHOLERA Sanitation and water treatment POLIO vaccine INFLUENZA vaccine SMALL POX Completely eradicated EBOLA no TUBERCOLOSIS vaccine Most of these diseases are now more or less eradicated from the developed world so the question is what should the world of medicine be providing for us now?

9 Preventable or not? CANCER no AIDS/ HIV Risk can be limited but no BUBONIC PLAGUE Vaccine, sanitation MALARIA Anti-malarial drugs CHOLERA Sanitation and water treatment POLIO vaccine INFLUENZA vaccine SMALL POX Completely eradicated EBOLA no TUBERCOLOSIS vaccine Most of these diseases are now more or less eradicated from the developed world so the question is what should the world of medicine be providing for us now? A CURE FOR CANCER PERHAPS?

10 How can we limit illness? Many factors affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetic makeup or your age. But changes to lifestyle can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases. Fill in the missing factors from the brainstorm on your whiteboards

11 How can we limit illness? Healthy diet Regular physical activity Moderate alcohol intake Not smoking Safe sex Maintain a healthy weight Limited exposure to the sun Many factors affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetic makeup or your age. But changes to lifestyle can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases.

12 So do we expect too much from medical science? Read the source material. In pairs make a list of 3 points for each side of the argument using the 2 prompts below. Yes we doNo we don’t Use P E E to expand you answers.

13 What is the biggest health problem currently facing society? Answers on your whiteboards

14 What is the biggest health problem currently facing society?

15 Obesity Heart disease Cancer Diabetes High cholesterol High blood pressure Leading to stroke

16 Review of Learning Objectives To develop a critical understanding of the role of modern medical science To understand some of the limitations of medical science Success Criteria The best work will Be able to determine a realistic interpretation of medical science within our society Identify that not all illness is preventable Understand the factors that influence our health


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