Year 9 program

Diagnosing Diabetes

Activity duration: 5 hours
Price per student: 

  • $50 per student for 20 or more 
  • Less than 20 students: a flat fee of $1000 applies

Max class size: 30 students

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Year 9 activityA great STEM investigation - testing and analysing patient samples!

Your students will step into the shoes of a pathologist to diagnose diabetes. Diabetes is one of the world's fastest growing chronic disease and a major research focus at the Perkins.

Students will use technology, including glucose meters and research protocols to determine glucose levels in patient samples. They will then conduct a biochemical test to determine the type of diabetes each patient has. This will enable the students to decide what treatment options are available for that patient.

Our BioDiscovery scientists will guide students through the use of different techniques to record, graph and analyse their patient samples as they can design the best treatment plan for each patient.

Curriculum Links 
Australian Curriculum Year 9
SU 175, SHE 158,160, SIS 166,165,169,170,171,172

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