Eclipse Watch March 2015

  Despite heavy cloud and very real prospect of not seeing the eclipse, students were taken out of their normal lessons and gathered together to experience the eclipse. There was a palpable excitement as students from years 7-13 discussed what the eclipse was and why it was happening and what we would expect to see. […]

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The Centre of the Cell

  On Wednesday 4th February, Year 7 students visited The Centre of the Cell with Mr Miranda, Ms Janagan and Mr Pitchforth. The Centre of the Cell is based at the Whitechapel Campus of Queen Mary University and is the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories. […]

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Year 13 BTEC trip to Northwick Park Hospital

Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging The mobile MRI unit at Northwick Park Hospital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiL0wCZr0Mw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_resonance_imaging Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI), or magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use strong magnetic […]

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Year 13 BTEC trip to Northwick Park Hospital

How radiopharmaceuticals are used in medicine The BTEC students need to know about how radiopharmaceuticals are used in diagnostic imaging but this article also looks at how they can be used in the treatment of disease. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_medicine Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances (radioactive isotopes or radioisotopes) in the […]

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