Smoking and the risk of disease lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, embedded video's, worksheet and mini review. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link, i have also included practical instructions in the notes.
AQA spec link: 220.127.116.11
Relevant chapter: B7 Non-communicable diseases. AQA Biology combined textbook-Page 104-105
Specification requires students to know the following;
Risk factors are linked to an increased rate of a disease.
They can be:
•• aspects of a person’s lifestyle
•• substances in the person’s body or environment.
A causal mechanism has been proven for some risk factors, but not in
•• The effect of alcohol on the liver and brain function.
•• The effect of smoking on lung disease and lung cancer.
•• The effects of smoking and alcohol on unborn babies.
•• Carcinogens, including ionising radiation, as risk factors in cancer.
Many diseases are caused by the interaction of a number of factors.