Prosthetics Roadshow 10 - non A level version

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Prosthetics Roadshow 10 - non A level version

  1. 1. St George’s Student Mentors
  2. 2. Challenging & rewarding career BUT, spend longer as a student with more pressure Work as part of a team Make a difference to people’s lives Learn how the body and mind works
  3. 3. • A & E • General Practice • Surgery • Paediatrics • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Can you think of anymore?
  4. 4. • Anaesthetics • General Practice • Ophthalmology • Obstetrics & Gynaecology • Paediatrics • Medicine•Pathology •Psychiatry •Radiology •Surgery •Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •Forensic Psychiatry •General Psychiatry •Learning Disability •Old Age Psychiatry •Psychotherapy •Clinical Oncology •Clinical Radiology • Chemical Pathology • Clinical Cytogenetics & Molecular Genetics • Haematology • Histopathology • Immunology • Medical Microbiology & Virology • Accident and emergency • Allergy • Audiological medicine • Cardiology • Clinical genetics • Clinical pharmacology & therapeutics • Dermatology • Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus • Gastroenterology • Internal Medicine • Genito-urinary medicine • Geriatric • Infectious Diseases • Medical Oncology • Neurology • Neurophysiology • Nuclear Medicine • Occupational Medicine • Paediatric Cardiology • Palliative Medicine • Pharmaceutical Medicine • Public Health Medicine • Rehabilitation • Renal Medicine • Respiratory Medicine • Rheumatology • Medical Ophthalmology • Ophthalmology •Cardiothoracic Surgery •Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery •Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery •General Surgery •Neurosurgery •Orthopaedic & Trauma •Paediatric Surgery •Plastic Surgery •Prosthetics •Urology
  5. 5. “The branch of medicine or surgery that deals with the production and application of artificial body parts” So a prosthesis is…? Can you see the prosthesis? Prosthetic lower limb Yep, you guessed it. It’s the artificial body part.
  6. 6. • Injury • Infection • Amputation • Congenital
  7. 7. • Aesthetics • Functionality • Completeness May not want one…
  8. 8. Lets take making a prosthetic finger as an example… Make a cast of the finger using alginate Hot wax is poured into the mold Wax is swirled around so it sticks to the mold Excess wax is tipped out and wax left to dry Alginate cut away leaving the wax prosthesis The finger is coloured and ‘accessorised’
  9. 9. Step 1: Mix 2 scoops of alginate with 40ml water to make a paste – like toothpaste Step 2: Using the spatula spread the paste into your tube, starting at the lip end Step 3: Slowly slide in your chosen finger – don’t touch the sides! Now wait!
  10. 10. Step 4: When the alginate is dry, hold the tube and wiggle your finger to release it Step 5: Scrape any remaining alginate out of your bowl and into the bin! Step 6: Mix 2 scoops of plaster of paris with 20ml water to make a liquid – like thick cream Step 7: Pinch the sides of your bowl and pour the plaster into the mold. Make sure that the plaster is only touching alginate – not your tube. Step 8: Gently tap the tube on the table to remove air bubbles Now wait!
  11. 11. Q1: Why are his eyes covered? Q2: What are those black dots?
  12. 12. Prosthetic ear! What do you think?
  13. 13. WARNING!
  14. 14. You need an average of grade A @ GCSE incl. Maths, English & Dual award Science You need an average of grade A @ GCSE incl. Maths, English & Dual award Science UKCAT entrance examinations (Complete the year you apply) Visit www.ukcat.ac.uk UKCAT entrance examinations (Complete the year you apply) Visit www.ukcat.ac.uk Get yourselves some good A levels AAAb Get yourselves some good A levels AAAb Even more details…….. Go to: www.sgul.ac.uk or contact us at enquiries@sgul.ac.uk Even more details…….. Go to: www.sgul.ac.uk or contact us at enquiries@sgul.ac.uk with either chemistry ± biology to A level and the other at least to AS level with either chemistry ± biology to A level and the other at least to AS level There are 2 main routes into medicine: With GCSE English grade BWith GCSE English grade B St George’s Adjusted Criteria Scheme – see our website to see if you would qualify St George’s Adjusted Criteria Scheme – see our website to see if you would qualify Route 1 You need a 2:2 honours degree in any subject You need a 2:2 honours degree in any subject Route 2 You sit the GAMSAT entrance test – you’ll need to get a good score You sit the GAMSAT entrance test – you’ll need to get a good score You pass an interview You pass an interview AND you’ll need to have some relevant work experience AND you’ll need to have some relevant work experience
  15. 15. Step 9: When the plaster is dry you can push the whole thing out of the tube. Step 10: Slowly, starting at the base of your finger, peel away the alginate to reveal your prosthetic finger Step 10: Take it home and accessorise it!

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