Know Your Enemy

Coming up at the Museum;

PDHPE Teachers Day - February 27th 2015 Bookings now open

Join our expert sessions with University researchers and academics, covering key curriculum topics in the PDHPE course.  Lectures and workshops covering such things as; Latest research on the effects of Cannabis and Alcohol, Exercise Physiology Lifestyle laboratory experience and others TBC.  Full syllabus links and program HERE.

The day is designed specifically to provide participants with current research on PDHPE related topics as well as hands on experience of activities directly related to personal health, exercise and lifestyle choices.  We are also interested in providing access to practitioners from a number of careers directly related to courses of study beyond year twelve, and especially those which allow students to maintain an interest and passion for sport and exercise while combining it with work options.

This day is approved for 6 hours of accreditation from BOSTES/Australian Teaching standards.

Brain Awareness Week - March 18-19 - Details to follow

Introduction to the Museum

We are listed as one of the world's 10 weirdest museums - or most surprising.  You can investigate diseases and common causes of death, see the effect of these diseases on our bodies, and see real x-rays, bionic implants and medical tools. 

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In the News:

25 November, 2013
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A new survey conducted by the National Prescribing Service has found that many Australians don't understand how antibiotics work, asking their doctors to prescribe antibiotics when they are not needed.

25 November, 2013
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Two cases of typhoid at the Christmas Island detention centre last week sparked fears of an outbreak of the disease on the island.

The two Afghan asylum seekers, who arrived on separate boats, were hospitalised with typhoid fever. They have since been treated and have returned to the detention centre.

25 November, 2013
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Australia has stepped up the fight against antibiotic-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB), opening a $1.2 million high biosecurity laboratory in Sydney last Tuesday.

From the Collection:

25 November, 2013
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Nasal douches have been around for a long time, allowing people to cleanse the nose of mucus and other debris like air-borne pollutants.  
 

25 November, 2013
by Ms Bridget Murphy

By Joshua Collis-Bird

‘Kill All Germs’ was the motto and the name of KAG manufacturing company’s latest revolution in the world of antiseptics in the 1900s. But what did this ground-breaking new medicine actually do?

25 November, 2013
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image - Bex Powders“Have a cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down,” advised advertisements for Bex, a cure-all manufactured from 1965 by Beckers Pty Ltd manufacturing chemists in Sydney. 

25 November, 2013
by Mr Derek Williamson

Erin Collins: UNSW journalism intern

After years stowed away, a University of New South Wales antique, the ‘Drummond Digital Microdispenser’ has landed itself in the Museum of Human Disease, sparking conversation about what relevance exactly it now has in modern research.

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