Support Curriculum Introduction

Optional support curriculum for the Pandem-Sim live simulation provides information on infectious disease agents. This section allows teachers to choose from types of pathogens that students may need to review. The structure of the pathogen, classification, and major epidemiological considerations for diseases caused by different pathogens within the group are discussed. A final lesson on “How Microorganisms Cause Disease” discusses the difference between infection and disease, direct and indirect transmission methods, and how bacteria and viruses cause disease.