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Students see science in action in hospital visit 

Salisbury District Hospital staff were able to bring science to life for sixth form students from Kingdown Community School in Warminster when they visited the Radiology Department and the Wessex Specialist Laser Centre.

Carmen Wong, Charis Dunford, Jack Brake and Alex Black get a first hand view of CT scanning from Radiographer Debbie Horne.

A Level Applied Science students Jack Brake, Charis Dunford, Carmen Wong and Alex Black are learning about how science is used in day-to-day life and saw the Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI), Computerised Tomography (CT) and ultrasound scanners in action. They also found out what radiologists look for when making a diagnosis.

Later in the day, the students saw a demonstration on how laser treatment is used to remove or reduce port wine stain birthmarks. These large red birthmarks can appear anywhere on the body, but are especially common on the face.

Bernard Garforth, Head of Applied Science at Warminster Community School said: " Visits like this are so important to the students as it gives them the opportunity to see the equipment and techniques that we’ve been talking about in class. This makes it easier to make the link between theory and practice and helps to ensure that learning is stimulating and enjoyable."

Mr Garforth added: "Staff at the hospital were so enthusiastic, patient and knowledgeable and made this a really enjoyable and informative visit. We would we would like to thank them for their time and effort."

Sue Whitehead Recruitment and Retention lead at Salisbury District Hospital said: "This was a wonderful opportunity to carry on with the work that we already do with local schools. We know how valuable it is for students to see different parts of the hospital and to learn about how things work as part of their studies. The Kingdown students were really enthusiastic and interested in the areas that they went to and it was a pleasure to welcome them to the hospital." ends

For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170

Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:06 
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