FIELD TRIP VISITS




FIELD TRIP VISITS

COST: FREE! GROUP SIZE: 6 – 30 LEVEL: GRADE 8 AND UP LENGTH OF TIME TO ALLOW: 2 HOURS

  • Come and learn about diseases and how they are classified in the museum.
  • See what kind of changes they make to the organs and how that impacts function.
  • Hear about fascinating areas of research and how new information is challenging our thinking about the causes of diseases.
  • Explore the collections to learn about the range of diseases that affect us.

PRESENTATION

The talk is about 1.5 – 2 hrs. The more questions the longer it takes to get through. It is loosely based on the organization of the William Boyd collection. Examples are shown for the types of diseases that fall under each category, with specimens passed around for closer viewing. Anecdotes intersperse the talk along with interesting facts relevant to the audience’s level of interest. (For example: nursing students get references to how the diseases will affect their patients and their practice of nursing.)

Some high school classes create assignments to guide the browsing time. (See assignment examples: Pathology: Examining the Process of Disease; Biology 12 - Pathological Discoveries! )

HOW TO BOOK

You can book a field trip by emailing Helen Dyck (Helen.dyck@ubc.ca) or by phoning 604-875-5117. Please try to book several weeks in advance to ensure availability.

LOGISTICS

The Diamond Health Care Building is a busy building with lots of students, patients and staff.

Parking:There is parking available beneath the building but it is expensive. One can sometimes find 2 hour street parking but if you want to stay longer that isn’t feasible.

Transit: Broadway & Oak are the closest bus lines. Cambie & 12th the closest sky-train station.

Elevators:If the group meets in the atrium, they can be sent up to the second floor and I can direct them to the centre.

There can often be a line up at the elevators. 1pm is the time with the longest lines.