Perkins Profs Academy
Year 10 - 12
Academy duration: 10 weeks (1 term)
Price per student: $350
Max class size: 20 students (min class size 10)
This specialised program offers STEM education to capable high school students. It provides them with opportunities to explore the career path of medical research.
This program will run for 10 weeks and is offered each term. Students will attend the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research once a week for a 2 hour session after school from 4:15 - 6:15.
This course will allow students a unique opportunity to work alongside real medical research scientists and be challenged to question, explore, think, collaborate and discover solutions to some of our most complex health issues facing West Australians including diseases like cancer and diabetes.
We also run Perkins Profs Open classes in Term 2 and 4 which can be attended by students from any school. This option is provided for students whose schools do not organise a school booked Perkins Profs session.
Perkins Profs Academy 1.0
Perkins Profs Academy 2.0
Introduction to Medical Research
Students are guided by Perkins dynamic research scientists through the lab techniques and knowledge used to understand medical research. Lab sessions include staining cancer cells, amplifying genes, introduction to bioinformatics, viral outbreak, protein identification and using nanoparticles for drug delivery. This course will finish with a graduation in the final week. Parents will be invited to experience the students' achievements.
The genome and beyond
For students that have completed Perkins Profs 1.0. This course is divided into three modules: