University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
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'Biomedical Engineering: Accident and Emergency Engineering' Masterclass

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Event Summary:

Masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at university. To find out more about our Masterclass Programme or to submit a booking request, please visit our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Full Event Details:

This workshop will explain give you a taste of what it is like to be a biomedical engineer and design and make your own medical implant. A patient has broken the femur bone in one of their legs and been brought to A&E for help. Their X-rays show it is a nasty break and they are going to need surgery. The surgeon needs you, the engineers, to design and build a device which will hold the bone together whilst it heals. You will discover the science behind these amazing implants and how biomedical engineers help patients.

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2015
Time: 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area: Biomedical Engineering
Year group: Year 10/11

*Please note that all participants in the University of Birmingham Masterclass programme, must be attending a state funded school or college. For full terms and conditions please refer to the masterclass brochure, which can be found at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

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