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Médicos criam aplicativo para treinar cirurgias

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The operating theatre can be a daunting place for patients.

And for trainee surgeons, limited time and resources mean not all get enough hands-on experience.

Which is why four surgeons in London developed an app to practise surgery.

It has training modules which give step-by-step guides to common surgical procedures.

Transcrição em português

A sala de operação pode ser um lugar amedrontador para pacientes.

E para cirurgiões estagiários, limitações de tempo e recursos fazem com que nem todos tenham experiência prática suficiente.

É por isso que quatro cirurgiões em Londres desenvolveram um aplicativo para treinar operações.

Ele tem módulos de treinamento com guias que mostram um passo a passo dos procedimentos cirúrgicos mais comuns.

Vocabulary

operating theatre a room in a hospital in which people are operated on

daunting making you feel slightly scared or worried about your ability to achieve something

trainee surgeons people who are learning to be surgeons; surgeons are doctors who are specially trained to perform medical operations

hands-on experience experience gained by doing something yourself

step-by-step doing one thing and then another thing in a fixed order

Exercise

1. "We've been working on this for seven years, _______, so we're very excited it's finally going to happen," Esencia's CEO Andrew McDonald said on a tour of the 170-hectare (420-acre) site.

2. Relocating to another country can be a ________ prospect, particularly if you don't speak the language.

3. Stamford Hospital has an outpatients department, a minor injury unit, one __________ and a day surgery unit.

4. By learning online, _________ can do more in their spare time without travelling long distances.

5. The CBI says teenagers will develop a serious interest in science only if they have the chance to get _________ in the subject.

Answers

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2. Relocating to another country can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you don't speak the language.

Source: The adults who suffer extreme homesickness http://bbc.in/18sez60

3. Stamford Hospital has an outpatients department, a minor injury unit, one operating theatre and a day surgery unit.

Source: Stamford hospital under 'threat of closure' says MP http://bbc.in/17ECjDa

4. By learning online, trainee surgeons can do more in their spare time without travelling long distances.

Source: Medics learn breast surgery online http://bbc.in/12iEr11

5. The CBI says teenagers will develop a serious interest in science only if they have the chance to get hands-on experience in the subject.

Source: Business leaders raise concern over science curriculum http://bbc.in/11d4HoH