Wolverhampton University SciExplore - Codsall Community High School
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Wolverhampton University SciExplore

Wolverhampton University SciExplore

Year 12 BTEC Applied Science students had the opportunity to visit Wolverhampton University as part of their SciExplore days. The student took part in a number of workshops which promoted a wide range of course involving science. To start the days proceeding there was a presentation into how bacteria and infections can be spread via direct and indirect contact. I’m not sure all the students enjoyed the demonstration of how far vomit can spray or the need to the experiment with faeces. However, the really enjoyed the workshop to promote alternative ways into to studying medicine and becoming a doctor. During the session the students were able to undertake ECG monitoring on their peers along with the identification of positive and negative cancer cells. Many of the student’s eyes lit up like Christmas trees when the were introduced to the role of a Physician Associate with a starting salary of £50,000. They also had the opportunity to investigate a disease outbreak running PCR-DNA synthesis cycle in which they conducted hands on practical involving high tech equipment to amplify target sequences.
The students fully engaged in all aspects of the day which hopefully has given them some food for thought when thinking of their next steps in their education.