Science Talk 2007: Annemarie Hennessey

Secondary KLAs:
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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An interview and visit to a hospital room with Professor Annemarie Hennessy, a medical researcher at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). Annemarie talks to a teacher about her work in researching the relationship between the placenta and the mother's blood pressure, and about her career and future directions.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-14LW) relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

(SC4-15LW) explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU150) Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce

(ACSHE135) Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations

(ACSHE227) People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations

(ACSSU175) Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE161) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Medicine, Blood pressure
File type:
Centre for Learning Innovation
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 20 October 2008

Resource ID: 5d0b961b-a3e0-4c67-9acf-54503962aef7