NB: This study guide includes both a full guide as well as a condensed Grab and Go version.
In a world threatened by deadly antibiotic-resistant infections, new hope emerges from the unlikeliest of sources: viruses. In Australia, patients are being injected with trillions of viruses to survive. We follow the patients, doctors, and scientists in nail-biting real time to discover the extraordinary power and challenges of ‘phage therapy’ – a strange and elusive 100-year old treatment that promises to not only save patients’ lives but give hope to the world.
This study guide on Last Chance to Save a Life is mainly aimed at secondary school Years 8–12, with relevance within the class activities to the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities of: Critical and Creative Thinking, and Ethical Understanding.
Last Chance to Save a Life can be linked to the following subject areas within the Australian National Curriculum:
- Science and Biology
- Health and Physical Education
- Media studies
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