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    Hello everyone,

    So I recently undertaken the challenge of the Extended Qualification Project. And after thinking long and hard about a project that would both be interesting and fun, as well as one that's educating and ambitions and links to my passion of medicine, I decided to explore the possibilities of 3D printing. As a person who's completing 4 alevels (chemistry biology maths physics) I wanted to do my project on something that links all those subjects together as well as incorporating the technological element. Therefore as part of my project I want to 'attempt' to create a 3D printed jaw (however I haven't finally decided so if anyone has any good ideas of things I could print I would very much appreciate if you commented them down below) that could potentially be used in real life surgery. This project will let me experience a small element of how surgeons preform the most technaclly advanced surgery s of the 21st century!

    For those of you that may not be familiar with the EPQ project, one of the big elements thats assessed is your ability to gain research and speak to a wide range of specialists....
    This is why I put up this post!

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some good links to resources that talk more about 3D printing in reconstruction surgery. I would also like to try get in contact with current medical students/ professors in order to speak to them about if (and how?) 3D printing is already getting added to their curriculum. Alternatively would anyone have any contact details to any students/doctors/professors/ surgeons that would be willing to give me more advice on how to go about completing this project, or any insights or opinions on 3D printing in general.

    In addition to this I would like some advice on the best ways to make a bibliography as I'm not 100% confident on how to do it 😅

    Also if anyone has had any past experiences with doing the EPQ, any tips and advice would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this very long post 🙂
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    (Original post by Izzybell4)
    Hello,

    Hello everyone,

    So I recently undertaken the challenge of the Extended Qualification Project. And after thinking long and hard about a project that would both be interesting and fun, as well as one that's educating and ambitions and links to my passion of medicine, I decided to explore the possibilities of 3D printing. As a person who's completing 4 alevels (chemistry biology maths physics) I wanted to do my project on something that links all those subjects together as well as incorporating the technological element. Therefore as part of my project I want to 'attempt' to create a 3D printed jaw (however I haven't finally decided so if anyone has any good ideas of things I could print I would very much appreciate if you commented them down below) that could potentially be used in real life surgery. This project will let me experience a small element of how surgeons preform the most technaclly advanced surgery s of the 21st century!

    For those of you that may not be familiar with the EPQ project, one of the big elements thats assessed is your ability to gain research and speak to a wide range of specialists....
    This is why I put up this post!

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some good links to resources that talk more about 3D printing in reconstruction surgery. I would also like to try get in contact with current medical students/ professors in order to speak to them about if (and how?) 3D printing is already getting added to their curriculum. Alternatively would anyone have any contact details to any students/doctors/professors/ surgeons that would be willing to give me more advice on how to go about completing this project, or any insights or opinions on 3D printing in general.

    In addition to this I would like some advice on the best ways to make a bibliography as I'm not 100% confident on how to do it 😅

    Also if anyone has had any past experiences with doing the EPQ, any tips and advice would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this very long post 🙂
    I've not be involved in an EPQ as it was released after I was at school but I can give you some general advice in regards to creating a bibliography or reference list.

    The most common referencing system used is Harvard referencing, so I would recommend this.

    Now A bibliography tends to be a reading list i.e. this is where you reference books that you have read to provide you further information for your work but these are not necessarily cited in your piece of writing. Whereas a reference list is a list of references cited within your text providing details and external links to sources where applicable (this too can include books). Your list of sources should be in alphabetical order according to the first persons surname listed for that source.

    I hope that helps, if you have any questions about this then let me know.
 
 
 
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