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IGCSE Bio Topic 10 – Diseases & Immunity

Topic 10 revision notes in downloadable word format.

GCSE Biology Revision: Pathogens & the Immune System, a 3m 13s lesson from Freesciencelessons.

A lesson on Vaccination and Immunity from Mr Dare:

The Immune System explained – a 6m48s cartoon from Kurzgesagt (In a Nutshell): a little more detail than we need. The Immune System is also covered in the video The Virtual Body – the Immune System (19m), The Edward Jenner Story (a 2m 38s cartoon) & in this short video from The Virtual School:

8C Microbes & Disease

Scientific Eye – Microbes & Disease – a 19m 13s video:

Scientific Eye – Microbes & Health – a 19m video:

Science in Action – Microbes – a 19m video.

How do vaccines work? – a TED-Ed lesson from Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut:

What is a Fungus? – a TED-Ed lesson from the Naked Science Scrapbook:

You and your microbes – a TEDEd lesson from Jessica Green & Karen Guilleman.

11.1 Antibody Production & Vaccination

BioKnowledgy Presentation on 11.1 antibody production and vaccination (AHL) from Chris Paine

Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – the Immune response, T-cell dependent antigens, Epitopes, antigen-presenting cells & T-helper cells, cytotoxic T-cells & monoclonal antibody selection.

Three videos from TED-Ed: how we conquered the deadly smallpox virus (well, if we ignore the work of the WHO); Learning from smallpox: how to eradicate a disease and here’s a simple answer to How do vaccines work?


Vaccine infographic created by Leon Farrant.

VaccinationInfographic from Compound Interest.

The top 10 vaccine infographics here.


6.3 Defence against Infectious Disease

BioKnowledgy Presentation on 6.3 defense against infectious disease from Chris Paine

In Crash Course Biology #32 – Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer, Hank tells us about the team of deadly ninja assassins that is tasked with protecting our bodies from all the bad guys that want to kill us – also known as our immune system.


The Germ Theory – a 4m 39s TEDEd lesson.

Virus trading cards from Tabletop Whale.


A simple clotting animation from Footprints Science. How does blood clot – a 2m video from eMedTV. – and here the process of blood clotting. Here is a game on Blood clotting factors.


Phagocytosis videos: here and here


Antibody production – a 1m video.


Antibiotics – seven wonders of the microbe world – 4m 30s video. Penicillin – the magic bullet (a 3m video), and here is the Rise of the Superbug – Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Dr. Karl Klose. The wonder drug – an old video.

Antibotics don’t work on viruses. Here is how a virus invades a cell in Flu Attack!


HIV and AIDS, a 7m video. Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – HIV replication (how a retrovirus replicates) & how the HIV infection cycle works – and an animated, narrated tutorial on the life cycle of HIV which also includes a quiz (from Sinauer Associates). All in more detail than we need. Why it’s so hard to cure HIV/AIDS (a TED-Ed lesson).

Mr W sings I’m a Virus!: