Students must choose four choices from the schedule below when filling in the application form.
9:30 am - Introduction and general information (C227 – up stairs)
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Biomedical Science – C219||Health/Nutrition – N205||Exercise Science – G127|
|11:15 am - 12:15 pm||Medical Imaging – C002||Cell Biology – C142||Environmental Health – C140|
|1:00 pm - 2:00 pm||Environmental Health – C140||Medical Imaging – C002||Health/Nutrition – N205|
|2:15 pm - 3:15 pm||Biomedical Science – C219||Exercise Science – G127||Cell Biology – C142|
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm - Finish and Questions
Students will be advised of their schedule on the day of the workshop.
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a professionally accredited course that has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its graduates and employment record. The course prepares graduates for an exciting career in diagnostic laboratory science, medical research and related areas.
In the Biomedical Science Taster session you will find out how diseases are diagnosed in a medical laboratory. You will determine blood groups, identify microorganisms (germs) on agar plates, and determine blood glucose levels. Teaching staff in the course will help you with the laboratory methods and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the course or career pathways.
The Health Promotion and Dietician/Nutritionist workshops are hosted by staff who lecture in this area and are practitioners in the field. Students will learn more about health science, health promotion and dietetics and the type of work associated with these career paths. Students will experience hands on tasks such as an analysis of their dietary intake. Displays of current University students work in these areas will be available for attendees to gain a greater understanding of these areas.
This workshop will require attendees to ‘get physical’ as they undertake the ‘Exercise Science Olympiad’. A variety of measurements common to the field such as blood pressure and body composition, and the assessment of strength, power and endurance will be performed on each participant to see who the Exercise Science Champion is for the day. Some of the tests relate to health and some to sporting performance.
Why study Exercise Science?
The three and a half year Bachelor of Exercise Science degree is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to contribute to health care in Australia in the prevention and treatment of disease through physical activity. Graduates will also develop skills and knowledge in the field of sports science, an area in which Australia is one of the leaders in the world.
"Hand mit Ringen"
What does this title, the recipient of the first noble prize for physics and superman have in common?
Xrays. In science fiction stories X-ray vision has been portrayed as the ability to see through layers of objects at the discretion of the holder of this superpower. Originally Superman's X-ray vision was attributed to his Kryptonian heritage which made him eons more evolved than humans. Superman's X-ray vision is not truly X-ray vision as that implies that to see, Superman's eyes emit X-rays. This is not how X-rays work. They require a source that aims the X-rays towards a receiver such as photographic film.
If you want to find out more about how X-rays work, what “Hand mit Ringen” means and are interested in a career as a radiographer come along to the medical imaging session. You don't have to have Kryptonian heritage, or be able to speak German. If you enjoy science and working with people and don't necessarily want to follow in the footsteps of Dr Victor Frankenstein, radiography is a great job and there are plenty of work opportunities.
Come to the cell biology session to use a microscope to observe the cellular structures that power the riders in the Tour de France! Welcome to the world of the cell! In this world there are fibres along which minute molecular motors transport products, moving them as if they were on a rack and pinion mountain railway. This world also contains energy converters called mitochondria which convert fuel (nutrients) into cellular energy. In human muscle cells, this energy is used to make the muscle contract and relax.In an amazing process called programmed cell death, a cell instructs itself to shut down, demolish itself and dispose of all the debris - an assassin and a rubbish collection service! Why do cells need to do this? Can you name this process? You can be involved in interactive discussions and an experiment where we will try to solve these and other questions related to cells. We'll be using microscopes to identify cells, and discussing your ideas on how cells might evolve over the next million years, and much more. Bring your questions and any amazing facts about cells to share with us during this interactive session.
Why can't I bury Grandpa in the back yard? Is that water safe to drink? Is that food fit to eat? Do you know the difference between viruses, protozoans and bacteria - does it matter? How do I know my junk is not ending up in the River? Will my career choice make a difference to the world I live in?
"If you want answers to these questions (and more) come along to the Environmental Health Taster session and see if it's for you.”
Authorised by the Head of Human Life Sciences
9 July, 2014