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current medical practice

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:46 pm
by csgillam1
Hello,

Disorders of the respiratory: I am using NHS choices to complete this task, I was wondering whether the 'treatments' suggested are classed as current medical practice?

THANKS :D

Re: current medical practice

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 11:54 pm
by rml123
I used NHS Choices, but did a little extra research on lung cancer to show what treatments were being developed just to show a little more depth. It really was the hardest part of the assignment - not for content, that was quite easy to follow, but just so time consuming as so many disorders. Good luck :)

(It was worth it, I got a distinction in the end)

Re: current medical practice

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:15 am
by csgillam1
THANKS X and well done getting that distinction :)

Re: current medical practice

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:30 pm
by csgillam1
rml123 wrote:I used NHS Choices, but did a little extra research on lung cancer to show what treatments were being developed just to show a little more depth. It really was the hardest part of the assignment - not for content, that was quite easy to follow, but just so time consuming as so many disorders. Good luck :)

(It was worth it, I got a distinction in the end)


Hello,
RE: LUNG DISEASE; there's a whole load of content out there! Can I ask how much you wrote on it??!!
Thanks :D

Re: current medical practice

Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:35 am
by rml123
Hi Chris

I wrote about 2 pages on lung cancer, including causes, symptoms, treatment, prognosis.

I went to town on the treatment section and wrote around a page (in table format). I covered off what the current treatments are for the different stages of lung cancer, it Type 1, 2, 3 4. NHS Choices was really good for this. The different types of surgery and what they were, wedge resection, lobectomy and pneumonectomy.

I wrote a paragraph on newer treatments including radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy and growth inhibitors and how these work to kill/inhibit cancer cells.

Thanks
Becky

Re: current medical practice

Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:39 am
by csgillam1
Thanks :)

Table is a great idea, I haven't got to lung cancer yet but have had a look and I wondered how I was going to organise it all, especially when my tutor gave me a 2500 word max and I had done half of that on 2 disease!!!!!

Thanks again Chris

Re: current medical practice

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:12 pm
by KatieLouNew
Wow 2500 words! In the new materials we have 400 words only for 4 disorders (100 words each) :-S