Medical Physics Posters
From the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), these posters illustrate the uses of physics in medicine. The posters cover a range of topics, including:
• Electromagnetic spectrum
• The use of radioactivity
• Clinical engineer - responsible for maintaining the safety and functionality of hospital equipment and designing equipment for monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation or research.
• Nuclear medicine - the use of radioisotopes for diagnosis and treatment of disorders.
• Radiotherapy - the use of ionising radiation in the treatment of cancers.
• Medical ultrasound - to image soft tissues and in the monitoring of babies' development during pregnancy.
• X-rays - the use of X-rays in applications including viewing broken bones and teeth and in cancer treatments
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Posted by katie_jordan on 25th July 2011
Activity time: 20 minutes
Level / prior knowledge: Year 10
Preparation time: 15 minutes.
Extra resources: Post it notes
I used the posters printed off and laminated. Pupils in pairs were instructed to comment on the posters with anything they thought was relevant. Others could correct, amend or add details to the post it notes. It gave pupils an opportunity to share their knowledge whilst allowing for misconceptions to be highlighted. The resource worked well as an introduction to medical physics, and could be used again at the end of the topic for pupils as a revision aid. I found the pupils where interested in the pictures and it encouraged discussion.
To start pupils off a series of statements that were true or false could be discussed prior to the lesson to encourage corrections and discussion.