Medicine

Handy Engineering

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Build a model of the inner workings of your hand! Learn about how muscles and tendons work together to control the movements of our fingers, and have a model to take home, made of simple household objects!

Build a small working model hand from card and straws!
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Blood Glucose

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Learn about diabetes and try using a handheld blood glucose meter.

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Urinalysis

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Practise diagnosing patients using this simple bedside test - use the dipsticks to analyse "urine" from our patients.

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Blood Groups

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Why is it important to match blood groups for transfusion? Find out with our colourful demonstration.

Why are blood groups important?
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Prism Goggles

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See how quickly your brain adapts by wearing our prism goggles whilst playing a target-hitting game.

Demonstrate how the brain adapts to changes in environmental input using prism goggles.
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Skeleton and bones

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Boris is a friendly life-sized plastic skeleton- come and say hello!

Meet Boris, the friendly CHaOS skeleton.
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Ear switching hat

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Sound cues can help us figure out where things are located in the environment - try confusing your brain with the Ear-Switching Hat!

This magical hat will confuse your senses!
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Articulated Knee Model

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Come and see the complexity behind how your knee works!

A spare plastic skeleton leg, now with added ligaments.
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Hand Model

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Take control of an enormous hand, playing the part of the muscles that control it! Can you work out how to make a fist? Why are there tendons running down both sides of the fingers? And exactly how are your thumbs different to your fingers?

Large working model of a hand and forearm, with all the tendons to show how a hand works.
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X Rays

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Have you ever had an x-ray? Have you ever wondered how they work? Take a look at our collection of exciting x-rays and MRI scans, test your anatomical knowledge and diagnostic skills and find out about the physics behind the images.

A collection of x-rays and other forms of medical diagnostic imagery.
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