Physics Teaching

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Physics teaching

By: Pras (Prasanna Tilakaratna) & Salih Salim & Albert Louis

Broomfield Hospital

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Date : Wednesday 9th December, 2020

Time to be decided.

Venue: Will be online. Not sure of platform, but most likely will be Zoom

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 Before COVID, we used to have this teaching at Anglia Ruskin University. It was an extremely interactive day, where everyone had to answer questions on a whiteboard. This kept everyone awake and the day was great fun.

Unfortunately COVID has changed everything and the challenge is to conduct this day online.
Currently the plan is for each of you to read up on a topic (see below) and then on Zoom we will ask you to explain simply the topic you read on, and perhaps we will ask you one or two questions.
The hope is to cover as many topics as we can, clarifying doubts using our combined knowledge.
The ultimate aim is for you to have a core understanding of the basics, so that it will give you a good foundation for you to add further knowlege as you read your textbooks.
Thank you and we look forwards to interacting with you on the day.

 Here is the list of topics. If there is no name next to the topic, it is available for you to choose:

Please select topic ( and one or two other choices) and let me know by emailing me at

When you email me, please also give you your current hospital and your phone number just in case I need to contact everyone.

Whenever I can , I will update the list below with your names. 

If you do not choose a topic, I will randomly allocate one to you on the day. But that is not ideal as without preparation, people struggle to answer making the course less useful to everyone.

Communication may be a bit slow, so please  tell  / whats app your colleagues (including those in other hospitals in our education region)  to visit this webpage and choose a topic.

Please note, you DO NOT need to make a full presentation. However, if you are proficient with Zoom, you might want to use Zoom whiteboard, or  a few slides or maybe hold something up on your webcam ! Aim to be able to say salient aspects of your topic. Aim for ten minutes or so.

  • defibrillator : Jack Underwood, Broomfield Hospital
  • diathermy : Zwesty Rimba CT1 Core Anaesthetics in Peterborough City Hospital
  • anaesthesia machine safety features  : Lauren Carter
  • anaesthesia machine pathway of various gases:
  • Circle breathing system:  Juliet Atune CT 1 Norfolk and Norwich
  • Bains circuit : Suvir Dubey MTI Bedford hospital
  • Scavenging : Becky Phillips Broomfield
  • Vacuum Insulated Evaporator (VIE) for O2 storage: Victoria Fernando ? Colchester Hospital
  • Oxygen measurement in anaesthesia machine (Fuel cell, para magnetic) : aleks kotwica CT1 anaesthetic at Lister.
  • Blood gas machine sensors (pH,O2,CO2, co oximetry ) :Conor Nnochiri, Broomfield
  • Pulse oximetry : Gemma Blackbeard, Colchester Hospital
  • Capnograph : Caroline Packer, Broomfield Hospital
  • Vaporisers conventional : Lee Nathaniel : Broomfield Hospital
  • Vaporiser , Desflurane : Sejal Modasia Broomfield 
  • Laminar, turbulent flow. (Flowmeters ,pneumotachograph) :Kate Tabrett Norfolk and Norfolk University Hospital
  • Doppler cardiac output monitoring principles :
  • Lasers : Shamsi Hasan CT3 James Paget Hospital
  • BP measurement (non invasive and invasive) :Charlotte Leahy Broomfield
  • Wheatstone bridge : Martina Caranza CT1 Ipswich
  • Nerve stimulator : Zak Deere CT1 QEHKL
  • Temperature measurement, thermister , thermocouple : Dominic Rodwell, QEHKL (Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn)
  • Methods of humidification: Sameena Mohamedally QEHKL (Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn)
  • Gas laws (Boyles, Charles, Avogadros,) :
  • Basics of MRI machine:
  • Electricity safety : Class I,II,III and floating circuits:Anne Tear Southend hospital 
  • List updated : 8/12/2020

Important : If there is something in physics that you have difficulty understanding, please email ( see above)  in advance so that we could read up on it for you !

We really look forwards to seeing / hearing all of you !

Pras and Salih and Albert

Any problems , call Pras  at the number below ( it is an image to prevent hacking /spamming)

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