To screen or not to screen

This resource is linked to objects in A History of Pathology in 50 objects. It contains two scenarios that highlight the importance of the screening programme.


Why do we bother with neonatal screening? Is it important to screen for inherited diseases? Can a change in lifestyle mean that a child will live healthier and longer?

Target audience 

GCSE students

Type of activity


Pathology link: 

This activity focuses on clinical biochemistry, genetics, haematology, clinical embryology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics.

The activity toolkit below contains curriculum links as well as information on how to deliver the session.