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  • Study health with us

    Your students’ path to a rewarding health career starts at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. This program presentation provides information about study options in the area of health and medical sciences and explores potential careers in health.*

    School term Available all terms
    Category Health
    Suitable year level 10 - 12
    Student numbers Not applicable in schools / 25 on campus
    Location In school / North Terrace campus
    Duration of activity 30 - 45 minutes

     

  • What can go wrong with the human body?

    Come and learn about what can go wrong with the human body. Explore what diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and cancer actually look like in a human body by looking at real human pathological specimens in the new Anatomy and Pathology Museum. Students will gain a great insight into the causes and complications of such diseases and the areas of anatomy, pathology and physiology. This session will also give students the opportunity to talk with some of our Health and Medical Sciences academics and learn more about the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences degree, our research and much, much more!*

    School term Available all terms
    Category Health
    Suitable year level 10 - 12
    Student numbers 25
    Location North Terrace campus
    Duration of activity 45 - 60 minutes
  • Healthy smiles

    Oral health is a fundamental part of a person’s health and well-being. Oral Health Therapists and Dentists play a key role in the community by promoting and maintaining good oral health. Come to the state-of-the art Dental simulation clinic and participate in a range of hands-on interactive activities. These include: making alginate impressions/ study models, evaluating sugar/acid content of foods/drinks, investigating teeth (form and function) and using our virtual reality dental simulators. Students will meet passionate and award winning staff and students from the Adelaide Dental School and find out about careers in oral health and dentistry.*

    School term Jun/Jul and Nov/Dec only
    Category Health
    Suitable year level 10 - 12
    Student numbers 20
    Location North Terrace campus
    Duration of activity 45 - 60 minutes
  • Psychology, behaviour and the mind

    Ever wondered why other people behave the way they do? Ever wondered why you behave the way you do? Psychology is the study of behaviour and the mind. We try to understand the brain, the process occurring to try to explain the many amazing, strange and sometimes surprising things that people (and other animals) do and think. In this talk students will have the opportunity to take part in some interesting demonstrations that provide insight into the way the brain works!*

    School term Available all terms
    Category Health
    Suitable year level 10 - 12
    Student numbers 25
    Location North Terrace campus
    Duration of activity 45 minutes
  • Exploration of the human body in virtual reality

    In this activity, your students will be provided with the opportunity to learn about the human body, including osteology (bones) and the musculoskeletal (muscles, blood vessels and nerves) using virtual and augmented reality applications. Specifically implementing the HTC VIVE, Occulus Rift and Gear VR Hardware, you will be exposed to different learning modules and activities in anatomy, and we will discuss relevance to sporting injuries and medical conditions. Dr. Lottering and her students have been at the forefront of championing new visions of teaching excellence through virtual reality app development and software validation, through collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Bond University and virtual reality training for vascular surgery within the Australian Army.*

    School term Available all terms
    Category Health
    Suitable year level 10 - 12
    Student numbers 15
    Location North Terrace campus
    Duration of activity 45 minutes
  • Beyond bones: An introduction to human identification

    Forensic anthropologists locate and recover human skeletal remains to determine a biological profile for medico-legal death investigations. In this activity/workshop, your students will be required to complete a laboratory-based examination to determine a biological profile (ancestry, sex, age-at-death and stature estimation) on a real skeleton, using the Ray Last Skeletal Collection in the Adelaide Medical School. At the end of this activity, students will develop skills in current identification techniques used by forensic anthropologists and novel developments in virtual technology.*

    School term Available all terms
    Category Health
    Suitable year level 10 - 12
    Student numbers 20
    Location North Terrace campus
    Duration of activity 45 minutes
  • Rewards of nursing

    Nursing is considered a hands on profession and the rewards that a nurse gains from looking after people are more than just ‘helping’ them. Whether in their home, in the hospital or in the community, the care and compassion they receive from you as a nurse will be valuable in maintaining their quality of life; and in return, the sharing of their lives momentous occasions and memories can be so insightful. Clinical placement is a major part of the Bachelor of Nursing degree and we teach you many communication and practical skills in the simulation centre before you go out on placement. This session will give you the opportunity to talk to staff about the Bachelor of Nursing requirements as well as gain insight into some of the skills you will be required to perform as a student nurse.*

    School term Available all terms
    Category Health
    Suitable year level 10 - 12
    Student numbers 20
    Location Adelaide Health and Medical School Building
    Duration of activity 45 - 60 minutes

*Limitations: Due to the detailed level of Anatomy and Pathology required to run this program, it will be subject to staff and facility availability.