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Year 12 Biology: Disease

Year 12 Research Project

Finding Resources in Accessit


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


Australian Bureau of Statisics


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Fungal diseases are often caused by fungi that are common in the environment. Most fungi are not dangerous, but some types can be harmful to health.

Search Bacterial Disease through the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention. 


You Tube

The Australian Academy of Science is an independent organisation representing Australia's leading scientists. It recognises excellence, advises government and promotes science education and public awareness of science.

While the World Health Organization declared Leprosy eliminated, quarantine zones still exist. So where are these remaining leper colonies?

Many people think that tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past - an illness that no longer threatens us today. This CDC video highlights the continuing problem of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States and encourages people to take action by visiting the CDC TB website and getting tested for TB infection if they are at risk.

Whooping cough. It's a bacterial infection that's risen to epidemic levels in some parts of the U.S. In adults, the symptoms can be mild, but if the infection is spread to a baby who hasn't yet received a full course of vaccinations, whooping cough can be very serious. Here's more on how to handle this disease.

Australian Government

Antibiotic resistance is happening now in Australia and around the world. Some bacteria that can cause serious illness are becoming resistant to common antibiotics.

Australian Government Department of Health

The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) has agreed that the following list of communicable diseases are to be notified nationally and provided to the Commonwealth’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). CDNA has developed the Surveillance Case Definitions available on this page.

National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System 

AIHW Australia's Health Report 2018

The report profiles our health status and use of health services, and takes an in-depth look at topical health issues, including the contribution of risk factors to disease burden; how the health of the population is linked to the natural environment; and the factors contributing to the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in our community.

Impact and Causes of Illness in Australia PDF

Australian Government

Find government resources about common diseases and health conditions.

Sydney Morning Herald

These charts give you a pretty good clue of how you'd die if you kicked the bucket tomorrow.

The Lancet

Fungal infections are neglected by social and political communities. However, they affect more than a billion people, resulting in approximately 11·5 million life-threatening infections and more than 1·5 million deaths annually. There have been enormous advances in fungal diagnostics and antifungal drug development over the past 20 years, but most of the world’s population has not yet benefited from these advances.