Careers News: Year 10 Disease Detectives Workshops - Codsall Community High School, Staffordshire

Careers News: Year 10 Disease Detectives Workshops

Careers News: Year 10 Disease Detectives Workshops

This year 6 of our students who are interested in a career in the medical field were lucky enough to secure places on the disease detectives workshops. This was a free event run by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Pathology staff and the University of Wolverhampton Engagement Team.

Students got a great insight to a career in pathology, feedback from students and staff said that they would recommend this event to others, it was informative for both a career in the pathology medical field and what options they should study to be successful.

Sessions included:

Life through a Lens

Each person contains billions of cells and in this session you will have the chance to see the building blocks that make up the human body. Get hands-on experience at working in a cellular pathology laboratory by staining slides of your own cells and examining them under the microscope.

On the Right Track

Help diagnose 17th century diseases, diabetes and vitamin D disorders.

Try chromatography and analysing ‘urine’. Visit a mass spectrometry lab.

Pots & Plates

Explore Microbiology – follow a patient journey to discover how different professionals work together to diagnose and treat patients, and prevent the spread of infection. Identify organisms yourself from specimens and decide the best treatment for the infection.

Mission Transmission

An award winning exciting and sometimes disgusting on stage science demonstrations.

Introducing the world of a microbiologist and the science of microbiology. The main focus of the event is to explore not only the job role but introduce key concepts in the understanding of microbial disease such as the different ways in which disease is transmitted, through touch, ingestion or breathing in disease causing organisms.