UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Module Review- Noor

Medical Sciences and Engineering BSc/Msci Student Perspectives - Noor Zaini Module Reviews

SURGM002: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function in Health and Disease

This module covers the structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory system. Additionally, different diseases, their symptoms and how they can be treated.The content is taught using flipped learning, whereby the content is delivered in storylines. The storylines consist of a presentation, commentary by a specialist in the field and interactive quizzes. Every week, there is a tutorial where the content is discussed within a small group.We were able to develop our lab skills within this module. The theory behind the labs are covered in the storylines and at the start of the lab. We were then able to perform ECG’s and pulmonary function tests on members of our group. The results were displayed graphically, allowing us to identify characteristic features and apply them to clinical scenarios.

MPHY102P: Mechanics and materials

'We learnt about different types of materials and their applications in medical devices. After being taught the theory, we were able to design a series of experiments to determine the properties of a specific material. The tests were done using Instron (pictured) and the results were analysed through code on MATLAB. From this, we designed a poster with details of our experiments, graphs of our results and medical applications. The posters were presented to members in the industry, colleagues from Instron and staff from the department. Using the programme FEBio, we modelled a tooth and induced different external temperatures to see how this would affect the internal temperature. From this, we were able to compare different types of fillings, and their ability to resist temperature changes.'


ENGS102PB: Design and Professional Skills

'Within this module we developed key communication skills that are vital for work in research and the industry. This includes delivering an engaging presentation, writing a persuasive report, creating effective technical diagrams and AutoCAD.Additionally, we participated in 2 scenarios. Each scenario involves a group project which spans an entire week. One project included designing a bone graft and assessing its feasibility, before presenting our work at the end of the week.'

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