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ERIC Number: EJ1095726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Design of a Model of Knee Joint for Educational Purposes
Jastaniah, Saddig; Alganmi, Ohud
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n9 p1-9 2016
Uses of models play an important role by simulating the bone, obviating the need to experiment on humans or animals. The aim of the present study was to access local materials as gypsum and wax is to be tested for performing a knee model matching bone in the density also to explore how students can come to understand function through a model-based design task. The basic element of the model structure was gypsum powder, water for mixing and as a solvent to change the powder form into a liquid then solid after its dryness, the materials used in imaging also includes commercial silicon which represent muscle tissue and wax. Conclusions: The presented model not only has lower cost and complexity, which make it suitable for educational purposes, but also is capable of providing good images of knee joint for quality control and training purposes will improve the learning experience, and reduces the time on task for students and the material costs as well. The produced new, simple, and low-cost model might be used for training purpose for student radiographers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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