Teacher Professional Development Days

The Museum offers a range of professional development opportunities for teachers.  All our PD is NESA accredited for 6 hours per day.  

2018 PD Days:

April 12 & 13 for Biology, Investigating Science and Junior Science teachers

November 1 & 2 for Biology, Investigating Science and Junior Science teachers

For more information or to register your interest CLICK HERE (PDF download)

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Teacher Internships

In 2018 we will offer FREE accredited teacher internship placements in the Museum during the school holiday breaks starting in April.  Our internships are opportunities for experienced teachers to draw on the university's research, knowledge and personnel to help produce quality teaching programs and resources. 

For teachers who would like to stay on campus during their internship there are rooms available in the UNSW village apartments.  For regional or remote teachers we are able to offer subsidised places.

Download an information and application page here

Education Programs

School excursions

Have you say in the Museum’s programs for the new Biology, Investigating Science and depth study modules! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/27XR89M


"I go (and have been) to quite a few venues for HSC Bio excursions, and no-one does it better than you." Marcus, 2015.

We currently offer sessions & worksheets for: Biology, Senior Science, PDHPE, Junior Science, Forensics, TAFE, Nursing, Massage Therapy, Sport and Nutrition studies. Excursion programs and resources for a range of different visitor groups are available here.

Students love visiting the Museum of Human Disease. Not only does the Museum offer a range of curriculum linked tour options for education groups, but it is full of interesting and confronting specimens that keep students' attention. Watch our video to see why you should visit us.

Group tours consist of a content-specific introductory lecture and worksheets to guide students through the Museum experience. Teachers need to be aware that students will be viewing real human tissue specimens.


Virtual classroom

The Museum offers a range of video conference experiences for schools.  Focussed on health science topics in the Australian Curriculum, our video conferences provide classes with highly interactive experiences that can't be replicated in the classroom.

Topics and formats range from researchers talking about their work, to virtual museum tours and dissections. Click here for more details or to book a video conference.

Special Schools Events

Brain Awareness Week 2018

For all upcoming events please visit the WHAT'S ON page.

Education Resources

The following resources have been developed by staff at UNSW and the Museum of Human Disease. We send teachers new resources as we produce them, so please email us if you'd like to receive our newsletters. We want to make our resources as useful as possible, so please send us your feedback and suggestions for future resources.


Interactive images of diseaseA web resource with twenty interactive images of Museum specimens, complete with definitions, pathology and clinical information.  Produced by the museum and academic staff within the School of Medical Science (Department of Pathology), some images have clickable hotspots to identify characteristics within the specimen. 

Now available as an iOS device app in Full or Light versions

Online microscopy - A resource for teachers containing links and information for zoomable virtual slides of blood, blood vessels, kidney, lung, skin, nerve, the eye and mitotic cells in an onion root tip.

UNSW embryology - A website with images and comprehensive information about embryology, developed by anatomist Dr Mark Hill from UNSW

Adaptive tutorials - Formative online activities developed by museum staff, addressing syllabus-linked content for science students. Please note: These online activities must be opened using the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

Virtual Microscopy

Genetics worksheet