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Has anyone got any ideas for EPQ related to medicine also something that is a controversial subject, not abortion though.
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Has anyone got any ideas for EPQ related to medicine also something that is a controversial subject, not abortion though.
That is part of the research. Just open your mind and read the papers, news and medical journals. It might be a treatment or it might be about the profession and delivery of medical services. Try not to make the area too general. Make a list of the topics and after about 2 weeks pick your 5 favourites to explore more and then start to see how a plan might work plus what resources there are. Some will not be as promising as you thought so get it down to 2 or 3 and do further research or talk to your tutor.

Fo with the one that interests you has good resources and you have a clear plan that lets you show off your skills of investigation, identifying issues, analysis, selection an evaluation.

It is a mistake imo to choose before you have had a good luck.
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Medicine is a vast subject - if you can narrow it down to 2-3 broad fields (e.g. heart [cardiology] OR gut [gastroenterology] that you have an interest in or something related to health that you have seen in the news or even an illness or situation that a family member or friend has faced, I can certainly point you in the right direction.
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That is part of the research. Just open your mind and read the papers, news and medical journals. It might be a treatment or it might be about the profession and delivery of medical services. Try not to make the area too general. Make a list of the topics and after about 2 weeks pick your 5 favourites to explore more and then start to see how a plan might work plus what resources there are. Some will not be as promising as you thought so get it down to 2 or 3 and do further research or talk to your tutor.

Fo with the one that interests you has good resources and you have a clear plan that lets you show off your skills of investigation, identifying issues, analysis, selection an evaluation.

It is a mistake imo to choose before you have had a good luck.
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Medicine is a vast subject - if you can narrow it down to 2-3 broad fields (e.g. heart [cardiology] OR gut [gastroenterology] that you have an interest in or something related to health that you have seen in the news or even an illness or situation that a family member or friend has faced, I can certainly point you in the right direction.
I'm interested in subjects like drug/alcohol abuse, should they receive treatment through NHS? or fields like cardiology or research such as genetic research?
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Ok great stuff! I wo the cardiology prize as med student, and genetics is almost paving the way in medicine today.

Give me a few minutes - I will give you some great ideas for your EPQ - let me think a bit!

Watch this space.
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Hi again,

TSR needs to have facility to continuously save what you type - I typed in 3 paragraphs for you soon after my last post, PC crashed and lost all!

Anyway, I'll try again:-

CARDIOLOGY:
Consider this topic: "The relative merits of exercise electrocardiography testing, coronary arteriography and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging as methods to further evaluate diagnosis of angina pectoris".

Ok this sounds a bit complex to you I am sure, BUT:-
a) It is something that is being disputed hotly currently with different viewpoints in UK, USA and developing countries, respectively.
b) I am happy to explain the basics to you: you have probs heard of exercise ECG, where the patient exercises quite intensively on a treadmill with increasing effort and the doctor looks to see if there are changes in the ECG that might indicate coronary artery stenosis; In coronary arteriography, a radio-opaque contrast medium ("dye") is injected intravenously (into a vein) and a special x-ray taken that shows up the blood flowing in the coronary arteries as white (radio-opaque = opaque to x-rays) disclosing any stenosis [narrowing];
The third test is an MRI of the heart. , and shows up precisely which arteries are blocked, but is expensive.
c) I can supply you with a lot of research data and info.
d) Your teachers will not know much about it, so you can get away with minor errors.

ACTUALLY, I MIGHT BE GETTING CARRIED AWAY WITH MY SHELDON-NESS (!); perhaps this might be a bit advanced at your level. Let me think of an alternative that is less technical, although don't discard the above completely.
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BTW thanks so much for the rep - you gave it to me before I even did what I promised - nice of you!

GENETICS:

"Personalized medicine: will knowing one's complete genome be the future of disease prevention and treatment?"

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GENETICS:

"Personalized medicine: will knowing one's complete genome be the future of disease prevention and treatment?"

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Thank you very much for this, it has helped 😁
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Thank you very much for this, it has helped 😁
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