The Search for Better Health

This program is designed to complement the HSC Biology Unit of the same name. Using the Quarantine Station as a case study, students are given an historical context to further their understanding of the causes of disease and investigate the evolution in medical thinking and practice from the 19th century to the present as reflected in the station's facilities and its history. Students engage in activities designed to challenge their critical thinking skills and have fun whilst learning biology.

Teachers say the medical history timeline developed for this program is the best they have ever seen. They report that the Station and its stories provide a context students just can't get in the classroom!

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  • Suitable for Stage 6
  • Subject area Biology
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Minimum students 20
  • Maximum students 75
  • Price per student $17.50

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