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Families and chronic illness: introductions

This clip shows young Indigenous people speaking about their experiences of caring for family members living with a chronic illness. They talk about the family member they care for and about the nature of the illness. They describe some of the effects of the illness on that person and the effect on their own lives. This ...

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Infections

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...

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Young people and mental health: I've got what?

This clip shows young people talking about their experience of seeking help and receiving a diagnosis. They reflect on how they felt when a health care professional named the illness. The illnesses discussed in the clip include depression, post traumatic stress disorder, psychotic depression, drug-induced psychosis, bipolar ...

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Young people and mental health: taking action early

This clip shows young people talking about the importance of taking early action as soon as the signs of mental illness are noticed. They describe the important role that family and friends play in identifying behavioural changes and the early onset of the condition, and say that earlier intervention might have lessened ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: diagnosis

This clip shows young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people talking about their experience of type 1 diabetes. They were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as children, between the ages of 4 and 16. They describe their symptoms at the onset of illness and talk about the effect of their diagnosis on themselves and their families. ...

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Handling deadly viruses safely to save lives

Imagine working in a research laboratory and handling deadly animal viruses that could potentially infect humans. Find out how this vital research helps protect Australia's wildlife, farm animals and human population. See how scientists use techniques such as 'gene silencing' to fight viruses.

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Young people and mental health: what's going on?

This clip shows young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people describing how they became aware, often slowly and through family and friends, that they were experiencing mental ill health. They talk variously about the effects of their illness on their emotions and behaviours. One mentions the effects of his drug-induced psychosis. ...

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Young people and mental health: school and teachers

This clip shows young people discussing the effects of mental health issues on their education, and the importance of teachers and the school environment in their lives. They describe the effects of disruptions to school life and reflect on ways that the school community may have better supported them during the early days ...

Interactive Resource

Defence Mechanisms of the Body

This resource consists of 3 sets of automated illustrated slides with voice over presenting detailed information about the bodies defence against pathogens and examples of diseases and their pathogens.

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Epidemic diseases in 19th- and 20th-century Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into eight disease categories - influenza; tuberculosis; diphtheria; poliomyelitis; smallpox; whooping cough; measles; and bubonic plague. Some of these occurred in huge epidemics such as the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-19. Some, such as bubonic plague, ...

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Young people and asthma: triggers

This clip shows six young people describing triggers that can set off an asthma attack. Triggers, which are objects or events, are varied and seasonal. Some of them, such as various foods, are avoidable. Others, such as temperature changes or contact with pet hair, can be more difficult to avoid and often affect a person's ...

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Young people and asthma: education and awareness

This clip shows four young people discussing the importance of the Asthma Friendly Schools Program and the value of their Asthma Action Plan. They describe the support that friends and teachers provide when managing an asthma attack and the security of knowing that the people around them, particularly teachers, are knowledgeable ...

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Young people and asthma: support

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing the importance of those closest to them. They explain how friends and family help observe their asthma symptoms, remind them to take medication and help them when they are unwell. The students also discuss the value of the broader support network that includes teachers, ...

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Young people and asthma: my future

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing its potential effect on their future. Each one shares their goals and hopes, and some explain how asthma has influenced their decision to work in the health field. They discuss the significance of medication in managing asthma and in achieving their future goals and ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: diagnosis

This clip shows young people explaining the nature of their personal hearing impairment. They discuss the extent of their hearing loss and some mention the type of aids they use (hearing aid and/or cochlear implant) to help them hear. They refer to other members of their families who also have a hearing loss. This clip ...

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Young people and hearing impairment: hearing aids and cochlear implants

This clip shows young people describing the challenges of using a hearing aid or cochlear implant. They discuss the difference the electronic devices make to their hearing levels, and the effort of consistently using the devices and keeping them safe. Feelings of self-consciousness and perceptions of feeling different to ...

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Diabetes not so sweet

Diabetes is on the increase, but do you know what it is, how it happens, and most importantly, how to avoid developing one type of it? View this clip to discover the answers to these questions, as well as the differences between the two types of diabetes.

Teacher resource

Malaria - preventable and treatable?

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about the symptoms, treatment and preventative measures associated with malaria. It introduces this health issue and provides ideas and activities for classroom use. It uses spatial technologies and other digital resources including an interactive quiz, games, maps, animations ...

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Cartoon depicting the Melbourne Plague, 1900

This black-and-white cartoon, published on 19 May 1900, depicts the outbreak of the bubonic plague in Melbourne by using imagery and a stanza from Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet'. A seven-line quotation from Act I Scene IV is printed below the image. The drawing shows two contemporary Melbourne figures, Dr John Elkington and ...

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A Kid Called Troy, 1993: AIDS awareness

This clip shows an interview with 8-year-old Troy about his illness, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a form of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). He is shown in close-up, answering questions from an unseen female interviewer. Troy is first asked what he knows about AIDS and then if he knows why he has AIDS. ...