On Wednesday, May 8, students studying Units 3 Biology travelled to La Trobe University in Bendigo to engage in a hands-on activity and use equipment not normally seen school. During the activity students gained an understanding of infectious diseases, influenza in particular. They used microscopy to identify cells of the immune system and learnt about ELISA, a routine technique used for diagnosis in pathology labs. Students also had an opportunity to understand some of the wider applications of scientific research.
The school gratefully acknowledges the generosity of La Trobe University for providing this program free of charge for our students.