Specialist Program

Medical Biotechnology in Focus
An introduction to the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance

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. 

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 Year Level

Year 10-12


8-10 Weeks
1x Tech School Day


2-3 Lessons

 Industry Focus

Scientific and Technical

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.

Success Criteria
  • Students are able to communicate automation concepts to address Urban farming needs 
  • Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems 
  • Consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment 
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Personal
  • Social
  • Ethical
Skills Focus
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Innovation
Technology Skill Up Sessions Available

Scientific Investigation

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

Infographic Design

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