The School of Biomedical Science is committed to inspiring the next generation of scientists and researchers. Consequently, we are involved in a number of programs with local primary and secondary schools as well as having close links with John Monash Science School.
Some of the programs that we are involved in include:
Work experience for secondary students:
Work experience places encourage students to gain an insight into careers in biomedical research by allowing them to observe and participate (subject to safety considerations) in the activities of a research laboratory. For more information see work experience.
BioEYES Australia is an innovative, hands-on approach to teaching primary and secondary students about developmental biology, physiology, regeneration and use of zebrafish in biomedical research. Over the course of a week, students watch the transparent eggs of zebrafish (Danio rerio) change from a single-celled zygote to a larval fish. Through school incursions facilitated by University educators and researchers, students study the lifespan and development of zebrafish anatomy, habitat and genetics.
For more information, visit: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sobs/school-outreach/bioeyes.html
Scientists in Schools program:
This program is run via the CSIRO and involves setting up partnerships between scientists and local primary/secondary teachers. A number of our scientists within the School of Biomedical Science are supporters of this program. For more information, visit http://www.scientistsinschools.edu.au/
Information and careers sessions at Secondary Schools:
Schools wishing to have an informed representative of the School of Biomedical Science speak to their students about studying Biomedical Science at Monash University or job prospects thereafter, should contact the Onshore student recruitment