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16 October 2014
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Welcome to this BBC Education site for Higher Still Geography – Development and Health.
Website Remit
The site aims to give students studying the subject a good understanding of the key areas of study. The site does not aim to be an encyclopaedic resource but instead focuses on the main topics that the students will face in the exams.
Curriculum Match
This website was developed to correspond with the Higher Still Intermediate 1 and 2 Development and Health component of the curriculum.
Learning outcomes

Students should be able to do the following things if they work their way properly through all sections of the site: -
· Recognise the geographic spread of developed and developing nations in the world.
· Understand how physical and human factors can affect the development of countries.
· Be able to give examples of countries affected by physical and human factors.
· Understand and interpret several social and economic indicators.
· Understand the distribution, causes, effects and control measures of malaria and cholera.
· They should ·also recognise these diseases as major diseases of the developing world.
· Understand the distribution, causes, effects and control measures of heart disease and cancer.
· They should also recognise these diseases as major diseases of the developed world.

Site Navigation
The site has been broadly divided into two areas – Development and Health.
The Development section of the site covers: -
· Physical Factors
· Human Factors
· Social Indicators
· Economic Indicators
The Health section is divided into two further sections - diseases of the developing world; diseases of the developed world. Subjects covered in the Health section are: -
· Malaria – causes, effects, controls, distribution.
· Cholera - causes, effects, controls, distribution.
· Heart disease and cancer - causes, effects, controls, distribution.
There are two other sections to the site. There is a revision section, providing sample exam questions, and a web links page, containing case studies of international aid projects combating malaria and cholera and other more general geography resources.
Index of Statistics and References: Sources
Index of Statistics and References: Sources

The sources below have provided the statistical information and references used in this site.

1) The World Bank
2) Population Concern
3) The CIA World Factbook
4) Population Concern
5) Population Concern
6) The CIA World Factbook
7) Population Concern
8) The CIA World Factbook
9) Population Concern
10) Population Concern
11) Population Concern
12) The United Nations
13) The World Bank
14) The World Health Organisation
15) The World Health Organisation
16) The World Health Organisation
18) The World Health Organisation
19) The World Health Organisation
20) NHS Scotland
21) ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)
22) Cancer Awareness in Scotland
23) ASH
24) BUPA
25) The British Heart Foundation
26) Imperial Cancer Research Fund
27) Consumer Health Information Centre
28) Journal of the American Heart Association
29) The CIA World Factbook

Other BBC Resources
This site is part of an integrated resource package which includes two television and two radio programmes. The programmes are available to purchase on video and on BBC school radio tape from:
BBC Educational Publishing
PO Box 234
West Yorkshire
LS23 7EU
Tel: 0870 830 8000
Academic Consultant - Malcolm McDonald
Principal Teacher of Geography, Bathgate Academy
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