HoT ‘n’ Deadly Health ‘n’ Science @ ECU is a program for high school students in Years 9-12 from low SES schools in the Perth metropolitan area. Students explore, over 5 days, what it is like to be, for example a medical scientist, a paramedic, a sports scientist, a psychologist or a nurse. HoT stands for “Hands on Training“, a program initially established in 2007 by SIRCH which developed into HoT ‘n’ Deadly!
The objectives of the program are to:
- provide an opportunity for secondary students to experience the ECU campus and develop confidence in the environment.
- promote the development of ongoing friendships between students and mentoring by staff to support student aspirations to participate in higher education.
- provide students with an opportunity to undertake learning and skill development in areas of health science.
- include and promote current ECU health and science students and staff as positive role models to build aspirations.
- include a one day Apply First Aid course in the program where students obtain a first aid certificate.
- build and maintain relationships with students, parents and staff from high schools, the Department of Education and a variety of health services.
Past HoT ‘n’ Deadly! Health ‘n’ Science @ ECU programs
- For the 2010 program, please see HoT ‘n’ Deadly! Nursing ‘n’ Paramedics @ ECU
- The 2012 program was held as a camp where 24 Indigenous metropolitan and rural high school students participated.
- The 2013 program offered both metropolitan and rural high school Indigenous students from Years 9-12 and community members life long skills in first aid. First aid training was held in Geraldton, Carnarvon, Northam and ECU Joondalup Campus with participants from the Swan Community. A total of 42 people obtained first aid certificates.
Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) funding.
December 2011 to December 2014
Professor Moira Sim
Ms Toni Wain