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Biomedical science provides rich contexts for studying maths. The five resource packs linked below were originally produced in 2010 as part of a project funded by the Wellcome Trust. They are based
around biomedical topics which support and extend the maths curriculum at secondary level (11-16 year-olds). These packs show how maths underpins cutting edge biomedical research. They also introduce students to important ethical issues.
Each pack consists of short video clips in which an expert talks about their work and the topic. Additional resources - presentations, worksheets, games - help students to explore the topic in greater depth. There are also teacher's notes and worksheet answers for each pack.
|"Eating bacon sandwiches is bad for you!" Evaluating risk
|Epidemics: modelling with mathematics
|Life-saving maths: how does vaccination work?
|The economics of health: how do we decide?
|The test is positive - but what are the odds it's wrong?