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Listed under:  Health  >  Diseases  >  Mental disorders  >  Epilepsy
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Young people and epilepsy: diagnosis

This clip shows young people discussing the way life suddenly changes with the onset of epilepsy and how the symptoms of epilepsy vary. Some mention their relief when they finally got an accurate diagnosis, while others talk about the time it took to accept the diagnosis. The clip is one of a series in which seven young ...

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Young people and epilepsy: symptoms and seizures

This clip shows young people describing what happens when they experience a seizure and how epilepsy affects them. Their different experiences indicate that seizures and their triggers and warnings can vary significantly. Some of the interviewees describe triggers and warnings they experience before the seizures, as well ...

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Young people and epilepsy: medication

This clip shows young people describing the day-to-day side effects of their epilepsy medication, and the challenge of finding effective medication. The interviewees also highlight the importance of support from family, friends and professionals, and mention the role of specialist doctors and participation in drug trials. ...

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Young people and epilepsy: who do you tell?

This clip shows young people with epilepsy talking about deciding who in their life to tell about their condition and when. They discuss how important it is for people to be sensitive when they inquire about epilepsy, and they affirm the value of friends and the support they provide. Some mention their determination to ...

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Young people and epilepsy: challenges

This clip shows young people with epilepsy talking about some of the challenges they face. These include the fear of having a seizure when in public, the capacity to obtain a driver's licence, the need to be constantly aware of hazards such as stairs, barriers to succeeding at school, the effects on their social life and ...

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Young people and epilepsy: getting support

This clip shows young people discussing the importance of support networks in managing epilepsy. They describe the importance of friends, family and a broader support network including psychologists, priests, medical professionals, teachers and fellow students. This clip is one of a series in which seven young people discuss ...

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Young people and epilepsy: looking ahead

This clip shows young people discussing how epilepsy might affect their future. They talk about career goals and how their diagnosis has affected career dreams. Epilepsy has played a role in shaping their life choices and aspirations, but they articulate their determination to get on with their life, and not let epilepsy ...

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Young people and epilepsy: words of wisdom

This clip shows young people talking about the main things they have learned from living with epilepsy. Finding out more about their epilepsy, setting goals and managing stress levels are important to them. They also speak about resilience, having a strong support network and of the two-way benefit of being able to communicate ...

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Genetics, inheritance and epilepsy

Explore genetics, the patterns of inheritance and disease-causing mutations. Find out about Gregor Mendel's historic pea-plant breeding experiments showing that traits are inherited in particular patterns. See how Australian scientists discovered the gene mutation responsible for a type of epilepsy.

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Garden detective: explore an Australian garden

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Garden detective: group Australian animals

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Garden detective: New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...

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Garden detective: explore a New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Garden detective: group New Zealand animals

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...

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Mineshaft [includes spoken instructions]

Direct a cart down a mineshaft. Examine rocks and minerals such as coal and diamonds. Match them to their use in industry such as power generation or jewellery.

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Rainforest life: identifying living things

Help a scientist carry out field work in a rainforest. Explore the diversity of living things. Collect data about a rare plant. Examine the structure and function of leaves. Look at the process of photosynthesis. Dissect a flower and label its parts. Examine organisms found on the plant. Identify creatures that feed on ...

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Garden detective: Australian garden [ESL]

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Collect different creatures and find out what features they have. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the ...

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'Castles in the air' cartoon by Paul Newman, 2007

This is a colour cartoon by Paul Newman commenting on the use of coal-fired power stations within Australia. It shows smoke billowing from industrial chimneys, with a castle resting on the smoke cloud. This cartoon first appeared in the Australian on 26 July 2007. Further information is available for this resource.

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Wrong Side of the Road, 1981: The police arrive

This clip shows the members of the band No Fixed Address leaving a house and driving to a performance. They perform to a dancing, largely Indigenous audience, singing lyrics about being black and the need to 'fight for your rights'. Police cars pull up outside the venue, a few people outside the hall disperse or re-enter ...

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Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002: Mr Neville says no

This clip shows Mr Neville, the Chief Protector of Aborigines in Western Australia (Kenneth Branagh), inspecting the colour of Molly's skin. It opens with Mr Neville calling Molly (Everlyn Sampi) out of the group of children assembled in front of the church at the Moore River Settlement. Another Aboriginal girl and the ...