In April more than 800 prospective students had the opportunity to explore the teaching and research facilities on the UWA Health Campus, and learn about the many health courses on offer.
The campus came alive with music, food trucks and wheelchair basketball, as well as interactive activities demonstrating health science in action.
Visitors experienced facilities first-hand: digitally scanning teeth with the latest intra-oral scanners, using virtual reality headsets to see how UV rays and cigarette smoke cause cancer, and tissue staining to see bacteria glow in the dark. For the first time, they were also given unprecedented access to the Pathology Museum and labs.
Course specific information was provided through a number of packed out presentation sessions, along with the course information hub which was a popular spot for prospective students to check on specific courses and admission requirements.
UWA's Health Campus is located on Monash Avenue, Nedlands, adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre.
- Seeing how UV rays and cigarette smoke cause cancer with virtual reality headsets
- Having a go at drilling teeth using the virtual haptic system in the Dental School
- Future dentists trying their hand using the state-of-the-art virtual reality equipment
- Student ambassadors ready to welcome prospective students to the UWA Health Campus
- Attendees speaking with staff and current students about course-specific information
- Getting up to speed on lab skills with suturing equipment
- Podiatric Medicine students on hand to speak with prospective students
- Looking at the microscopic level of DNA at the Genetics display
- Students learning more about what neuroscientists do and getting to compare the size of different animal brains