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  • This document gives an overview of the current situation of biomedical research in this field, including its related ethical, legal and social issues.


  • This document contains information on the multimedia resources (videos, games, virtual experiments) available in this module on the Xplore Health site. For each tool, you will find teaching guidelines and an explanation of how to use them in class.


  • This guide provides background information on melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer.  Explore all aspects of melanoma from the causes to treatment. Investigate the latest research, and uncover the ethical, legal and social issues surrounding this disease.


  • The activities we propose will help you to explore what the scientific community is doing to beat HIV infection, a pandemic currently affecting more than 35 million people around the world. You will learn more about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and you will do a virtual experiment simulating how a HIV vaccine is developed. You can then take part in a debate in which you defend your...


  • Do we use drugs responsibly? Does news about research on new drugs create false expectations? Should illegal drugs and alcoholic drinks come with information on recommended doses? With these documents, you will learn more about drugs and the long process of drug development, as well as their related ethical, legal and social issues.

    After learning about these issues, we invite you...


  • Want to work on biotechnology and biomedicine content in an innovative way that stimulates enquiring minds and brings current research into the classroom?
    We propose a series of classroom activities based on a task commissioned by the scientific community to conduct an information campaign after learning all about biotechnology to help send out different messages to the ones we usually...


  • Obesity affects more and more people around the world every day. Concerned about the threat this poses for health in the long term, doctors and scientists are trying to understand why people develop obesity in order to design prevention strategies and treatments.

    In the activity guide, we suggest that you learn about the disease and then work in groups on diverse aspects of...


  • Imagine if your doctor could determine your genetic profile from a sample of your saliva, to find out which diseases you have a higher risk of developing and to prescribe personalised preventive treatment with the exact dose you need for your personal profile. This could happen in the future thanks to advances in genomics. The more we discover about the genetic code, the more things we can use...

  • We invite you to find out all about malaria and some of the lines of research currently underway to eradicate the disease (from prevention to finding a vaccine). Once you have learned about the disease, you will imagine that you are at a summit to discuss the strategy for achieving a malaria-free world and adopt a stance on the issue. Once you have come to a decision about what needs to be...


  • Mental health problems affect up to a third of people at some point in their lives. These problems can have a very serious impact on people's lives and well-being – not only because of the direct effect of the problem but also because of the stigma, lack of understanding and tolerance, employment problems and loss of civil rights that can accompany the problem.

    In groups of 8 to...