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​​​Museum of Human Disease​

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Web site URL: ​​ 

https://medicalsciences.med.unsw.edu.au/community/museum-human-dise​ase/education​​​

Description of services: ​

​​The Museum of Human Disease virtual programs use our human pathology specimens to illustrate common disease biology.  We focus on senior and junior secondary students as these get the most benefit from the materials we offer.  Each video conference has worksheets for before and after the event, helping students to get the most from the on-screen time.  Our presenters encourage questions before and during the presentation.  This is a unique opportunity to have these specimens “in” your classroom.

Most popular excursions:

Excursion 1​

Sheep PLUCK Dissection, Our presenter dissects an abattoir sourced  sheep, trachea, lung, liver and heart.  Using this to guide understanding of the structure and function of these key organs,  we then use specimens to illustrate major disease conditions associated with each.  Students particularly love the bit where we inflate the lungs with a pump.

Target audience: Secondary

Cost: $200. Requires 1 month notice to ensure supply of the Pluck 

Excursion 2

Infectious and non-infectious diseases, using museum specimens and virtual microscopy we detail the impacts of significant infectious and non-infectious diseases, talking about the immune system, treatments and preventative measures for each.  We detail the effectiveness and limitations of vaccinations and Antibiotics.

Target audience: Junior secondary

Cost: $100 per class of 30, extra students $3 each


See all excursions by this provider <here>


Available time slots for the commencement of excursions (AEDST - Sydney/Melbourne time): 
(Essential for US & UK providers)

8am and 7pm AEDST​

Contact Details for schools seeking further information:


Phone number: +61 (0) 2 9385 1522

Contact Email: diseasemuseum@unsw.edu.au

Business Address:  Ground Floor Samuels Building, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052​​


Request an excursion <here​>​