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12GTHBY1 - Infectious Disease: Poliomyelitis

This unit explores the causes and spread of disease and how humans respond to invading pathogens. Disease is caused by various pathogens that are transmitted between individuals and populations in many different ways.


Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information.  Don't forget CTRL F to scan around a page quickly.



  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

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  • Well written, high-quality reference material
  • Topics include infectious agent, diagnosis, control and prevention
  • Advanced reading level
  • You may need to return to Portal Encyclopaedias to find the login details

Online database

EBSCOhost online database: Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Check the most recent newspaper and magazine articles from Australia regarding Polio.


  • Add limits to Source Types (Left hand side) e.g. Newspapers (Domestic) and Magazines (Domestic)
  • Sort results under Relevance - Date Newest



Mixed media - YouTube


Polio Eradication Initiative: Data and monitoring for current cases of Polio around the world.

Mixed media - YouTube

Reference generator

It is important that you show your teacher you used a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources provided on this page would look like:

Dr. Prodigious 2014, Polio Virus Life Cycle [HD Animation], online video, 27 May, accessed 15 June 2016, <>.

Polio 2016. Britannica School. Retrieved 15 June 2016, from

World Health Organisation 2016, Poliomyelitis, accessed 15 June 2016, <>.