Causes and Effects


Inquiry question: Do non-infectious diseases cause more deaths than infectious diseases?

Investigate the causes and effects of non-infectious diseases in humans, including but not limited to:

  • genetic diseases
  • diseases caused by environmental exposure
  • nutritional diseases
  • cancer

Collect and represent data to show the incidence, prevalence and mortality rates of non-infectious diseases, for example:

  • nutritional diseases
  • diseases caused by environmental exposure

Extract from HSC Biology Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2017 Board of Studies NSW.