Program

Specialised outreach programs have been developed to complement and enrich the Uni Bridges curriculum, relating to the theme of Preventing and Curing Disease. These outreach activities provide the students with hands on experience to bring the Uni Bridges curriculum to life. Students access La Trobe academics and researchers and gain an appreciation of the many contributions derived from the sciences and mathematics to maintaining the health of our society.

Book a Uni Bridges program

Level

Subject

VCE unit

Workshop

Dates

Melbourne Campus

Bendigo Campus

Duration (hours)

Maximum number of Students

Page in Outreach Brochure

VCE programs

11

Biology

Unit 1

Living Systems - Investigating Changing Ecosystems

By arrangement

Y

 

2 - 4

75

3

11

Biology

Unit 1

Get into Gums -

Bioinformatics and Biodiversity

24 April – 12 May

Y

 

2

30

3

11

Biology

Unit 1

Testing Plants for
Antibiotics

By arrangement

 

Y

2

30

4

11

Biology

Unit 2

Heredity and Patterns of Inheritance

8 to 18 August

Y

 

2.5

25

4

11

Biology

Unit 2

Genetics of Phenylketonuria

By arrangement

 

Y

2

30

4

12

Biology

Unit 3

Flu Attack – Immunity Fights Back

May

Y

 

3

25

4

12

Biology

Unit 4

Get into Genes – Biotechnology (DNA Tools and Techniques)

Mon, Tue & Wed

Y

Y

2

30

5

11 and 12

Biology

Unit 2 and Unit 4

Get into Genes - Issues in Gene Technology

Mon, Tue & Wed

Y

Y

1.5

30

3

11

Chemistry

Unit 2

Instrumental Analysis of Water-Soluble Compounds

28 August –  22 September

Y

Y

3

24

7

12

Chemistry

Unit 3

Introduction to Chemical Processes

27 March – 21 April

Y

 

3

24

7

12

Chemistry

Unit4

Chemical Analysis

17 July – 11 August

Y

Y

3

40

7

11

Physics

Unit 1

Radioactivity

By arrangement

Y

Y

2

20

15

11

Psychology

Unit 1

The Mind, The Brain and Behaviour

By arrangement

 

Y

2

30

14

12

Psychology

Unit 4

Physiological and Psychological Responses to Stress

Mondays & Fridays

Y

Y

2

25

14

Middle years

10 (Extension)

Biology

Middle Years

Disease and Diagnosis – Malaria, a Case Study

By arrangement

Y

Y

3

25

6

10

Biology

Middle Years

Get into Genes – Biotechnology (DNA, Genes and Chromosomes)

Mon, Tue & Wed

Y

Y

2

30

6

10

Biology

Middle Years

Bacterial Food Poisoning

By arrangement

Y

Y

3

40

6

10

General Science, Health

Middle Years

Nursing and Midwifery

By arrangement

 

Y

1.5

20

12

10

Chemistry

Middle Years

Cool Nanoscience Experiments

Term 2 and 4

Y

Y

2

24

8

10

Chemistry

Middle Years

–What’s in the Shampoo?

Term 1 and 4

Y

Y

2

24

8

10 (Extension)

Chemistry

Middle Years

Making Medicine

29 May to 9 June

Y

Y

2

24

8

10

Physics

Middle Years

Far Labs

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1.5

25

16

10

Physics

Middle Years

Synchrotron Science   Its Brighter than the Sun

By arrangement

Y

 

Full day

25

16

10

Physics

Middle Years

Synchrotron Science and X-Ray Crystallography

By arrangement

Y

 

3

25

16

10

Engineering

Middle Years

Crashworthy Vehicle Design

By arrangement

Y

Y

1.5

25

10

10

Mathematics

Middle Years

What’s the Use of Mathematics?

By arrangement

Y

 

1

25

13

10

Psychology

Middle Years

Colour and Optical Illusions

By arrangement

Y

 

2

25

14

10

Psychology

Middle Years

Reading Minds and Detecting Lies

By arrangement

Y

Y

2

25

14

10

Psychology

Middle Years

Making New Memories

By arrangement

Y

Y

1.5

25

14