Specialist
Medical Biotechnology in Focus

Program Overview

This specialist program introduces young people to the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance. With the support of online resources, students are guided through the process of designing their own scientific investigation to determine the antimicrobial properties of a chosen plant-based extract.

Year Level

Year 10-12

Prework

8 - 10 Hours

Duration

Term 1 - 4

Days

1 Day

Capacity

25 students
More Information:

If you would like more information about this program, drop us a line at:

banyulenillumbikts@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au
9269 1057

Industry Focus

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Medical Biotechnology

Industry Partner

The online resource has a step-by-step process for students to follow – from carrying out background research, to considerations for planning and conducting an experiment, to recording and interpreting results. This program ideally runs across 8-10 weeks across a term, however, we can provide guidance on how to extend or reduce the program length. Teachers have the option to complete this program fully remotely at their school using secondary data provided by the Tech School based on published research. Alternatively, teachers can book groups of students into the Tech School for one day to conduct their experiments. During this visit, we can also offer a skill-up session on how to effectively communicate research findings using infographics.

The Blue Room

Success Criteria

  • Follow scientific investigation protocol
  • Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems
  • Consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment
Curriculum Area
Science
Technology
Arts and Drama
Mathematics
English
Humanities
Health
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal Social Capability
Intercultural Capability
Ethical Capability
Curriculum Area
Science
Design and Technology
Digital Technologies
Dance
Music
Media Arts
Visual Communication Design
Visual Arts
Mathematics
English
EAL
Civics and Citizenship
Economics and Business
Geography
History
Movement and Physical Activity
Personal, Social and Community
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal Social Capability
Intercultural Capability
Ethical Capability
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Year 9-10
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Technology Skill Ups Available
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Scientific Investigation

Develop and implement a systematic approach to answer questions about the antimicrobial properties of a chosen extract

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Infographic Design

Create infographic designs to visualise the findings of the scientific investigations and document the results