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Biology - Foundation


Health, disease and the development of medicine

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Topic Details

  • 3.1 Health and disease
  • 3.2 Communicable disease
  • 3.3 Treating, curing and preventing disease
  • 3.4 Non-communicable diseases in humans

For topic details, refer to pages 16 to 19 in the specification.

Health and disease

Communicable disease

Plant disease

Treating, curing and preventing disease

Non-communicable diseases in humans

Sample exam questions

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

(a) The images below show three ways in which bacterial diseases can be transmitted.