About the program

This program will be available in 2021

For year 10 and 11 students

This program incorporates information about the components of blood, gaseous transport and information about hereditary blood disorders. Students will gain a better understanding of conditions such as shock and how to recognise and treat the symptoms through interactive activities including diagnosing the simulation Nursing Anne manikin, which is used by nursing students in their practical based learning. In addition, there is also a discussion about career options through the UniSA with a focus on health science pathways.

What will students do?

Students will use blood pressure monitors and oximeters to collect personal data and calculate their own blood oxygen volumes. They will make a diagnosis from data collected in a mock triple zero call and the vital signs from the outputs of the training mannequin. This includes heart and respiration rates, oxygen saturation levels, blood pressure and audible cues. They will also investigate clinical hand washing techniques and how they can personally minimise the potential spread of disease using correct processes.

As part of the program, students will:


  • As this program is a practical activity, students and accompanying adults will be required to wear closed-in shoes and appropriate dress.
  • Teachers will receive confirmation of booking and pre-visit information.
  • The session runs from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Clinical Education Centre - 121 Haydown Road, Elizabeth South (opposite the Lyell McEwin Hospital).


No bookings are currently available for this program.