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Age Range: 11-14 | 14-16
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • Biology
  • D&T

Global surgery challenge

Investigate and understand the technology that is required for remote surgery

A session focused on Internet research and presentation skills.  Students work in teams to investigate the technology that is required for remote surgery and discuss the advantages, disadvantages and ethical issues of such procedures.  

Students are given the example of a patient who, after suffering a series of heart attacks is about to undergo heart surgery in a hospital where a new pacemaker will be inserted using remote surgery.  They are responsible for reassuring the patient 'Luigi' about the procedure and the aftercare.

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Robotic surgery

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