About the program

For year 10 and 11 students

This program, held at the Clinical Education Centre, UniSA’s nurse training facilities near the Lyell McEwin Hospital, investigates conditions related to blood. It incorporates information about the components of blood, gaseous transport via the blood, and information about hereditary blood disorders.

Students will gain a better understanding of conditions such as shock, and will learn how to recognise and treat symptoms of shock through interactive activities including diagnosing Anne, a Simulation Nursing Manikin used by nursing students in their practical based learning. The session also includes a discussion about careers and degree options through The University of South Australia with a focus on Allied Health and Human Performance 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.


Please email UniSAConnect@unisa.edu.au to register your interest in the program and we will reply to your enquiry as soon as possible.