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Resources

We've lots of resources for you to use and explore, whether you're a public contributor, school teacher or a member of the public.

For public contributors

The Faculty has created a toolkit specifically for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE). Here you will find information, templates and resources to support you with your PPIE either as a member of staff, student or Public Contributor.

If you have been to our induction training or social media training, we will have referred to some of these documents. We have put together this list so you can find them all in one place:

Resources for all

Bring science to life with our interactive resources to educate and inform. These are free to use and will help to develop understanding and investigative skills.

Digital resources

  • History of Medicine (PDF): an interactive learning resource for KS4 and above, exploring Manchester’s medical past.
  • Thinking cap quiz: Linking psychology and hatting through a quiz and creative activity.
  • Antibiotics and you: an introduction to antibiotic-resistant infections. A self-paced learning resource.
  • The Vivarium at Manchester Museum (PDF): Environmental education activity worksheets for children.
  • The Worm Wagon (PDF, 1.7MB): Many researchers in the Manchester Immunology Group study parasitic worms. This digital resource explores what they are and highlights some of our research activity and discoveries.
  • The path to poo work sheet (PDF 107KB): Find out how your gut works with fun experiments to try at home on this worksheet.

Articles and leaflets

Immunology

  • In the Manchester Immunology Group a lot of us study parasitic worms. This leaflet explains what they are and highlights some of our research activity and discoveries: The Worm Wagon [PDF 1.7MB]
    For more details see our Research pages.
  • We have some fun experiments for you to try at home to help explain how your gut works: The path to poo work sheet [PDF 107KB]
  • British Society for Immunology: Welcome to bite-sized immunology!

  • Biological Sciences Review – of specific interest are:
    • Cruickshank Sheena (2015). Toxoplasma gondii: a mind-altering parasite. Biological Sciences Review Feb 2015 27(3); 7-11.
    • Else, Kathryn (2013). Macrophages: more than just big eaters. Biological Science Review. 25 (4) 2
    • Hasnain SZ (2010). Mucus: a slippery slope for worms. Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan. 23. 34
    • Else KJ and Svensson M. 2009 Using parasites to protect ourselves. Biological Sciences Review. 22 (2) 34-37
    • Grencis R K (1992) Parasites and Immunity: the tricks of the trade Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan. 4, 37
    • McDermott J & Grencis R K (2004) Beating the bloodsuckers Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan. 16, 2004
    • McDermott J & Grencis R K (2005() Fight for your life Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan.18, 2
    • McDermott J & Grencis R K (2007) Looking ut for danger: How white blood cells protect us. Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan. 19, 34

Podcasts

Immunology

Books

Immunology

  • The Compatibility Gene – ‘Lab work has rarely been made to seem more interesting or heroic’ Bill Bryson, Guardian, Books of the Year 

Games

Immunology

  • Challenge your immunology knowledge with our Immunopursuit game. Download the board and cards.
  • Find out how our immune system works and take the top trumps challenge.