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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:

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!: