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OCR Disease Dilemmas Model 33 Marker

OCR Disease Dilemmas Model 33 Marker

A model 33-marker for the Disease Dilemmas topic from the OCR A Level Geography specification. It answers the question: Evaluate the relative importance of social factors in influencing the spread of disease. (33) Many evaluative themes are developed, including both thematic and comparative evaluation drawing on ideas of spatial context, the type of disease (communicable and non-communicable) and the mode of transmission, and the relative importance of social factors compared to economic and environmental. The case studies drawn on are cholera in Haiti, lung cancer in China, and tuberculosis in South Africa.
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OCR Disease Dilemmas - Eradication

OCR Disease Dilemmas - Eradication

Reading resources for the OCR A Level Geography specification - covering the Paper 3 Geographical Debates topic of Disease Dilemmas. The resources specifically cover Section 5: Can diseases ever be fully eradicated? In particular, the resources cover the following bullet points from the specification: Top down and bottom up strategies that deal with disease risk and eradication. • Case study of the global impact of one pharmaceutical transnational, including scientific breakthroughs made, patents, drug manufacturing and their global flows for distribution. • Strategies for disease eradication at a range of scales, including global and national campaigns. • Impact of grassroots strategies in educating communities and the role of women in combating disease risk. The case study of a pharmaceutical company is GSK. The strategies for disease eradication at a global scale are smallpox and polio, with malaria in Mauritius at a national scale. And the grassroots strategies focus on guinea worm in Ghana. The handouts are easy to use, with photos, maps and graphs incorporated in the text. Evaluative comments and synoptic links, essential for the top grades, are also included throughout.
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