UniSA Health Academy Visits PLHS

Yesterday, our Year 8 and 9 classes were treated to a visit from seven Health students (and their mentor) from the University of South Australia. The UniSA team enlightened and engaged our students in different areas of health; the Health Academy program is designed to inspire rural and remote students to consider a health-related university pathway, thus enabling them to return to and serve their regional communities.

Our students rotated through a series of information stations with practical, hands-on activities, including:

  • Medical Radiation and Anatomy
  • Movement and Lifestyle Stream, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics/ Nutrition, Podiatry and Exercise Physiology
  • Life Stream, Social Work, Psychology and Behavioural Science
  • Audiology

All participating PLHS students interacted positively in each session and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Many thanks to UniSA’s Department of Rural Health for presenting our students with this opportunity and for making the experience so engaging.

~ Miss Kate Green (HPE Senior Leader)