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Glossary

A list of often difficult or specialised words with their definitions.

Infectious disease timeline

Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline below shows you some of the main characters involved in explaining infectious diseases and working out how to treat them

How to use this site

There are a number of interactive features in this e-source:

  • A glossary of terms: any word with a glossary entry is highlighted like this.
  • Quick questions: at the end of a page/section, there is a set of quick questions to test your understanding of the scientific ideas.
  • Animations: most of the animations can be expanded to full screen size, ideal for showing on an interactive whiteboard. The animations will play all the way through or can be viewed one section at a time.
  • Downloads: Teachers can download individual diagrams, animations and other content from the Download Library area of the website. Terms and Conditions apply.