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The International Medical Journal for Students

The International Medical Journal for Students

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Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Key measures: Positive Outcomes: 100%, Graduate prospects: 98.5%, Graduate employment: 98.5% When we leave hospital - a patient’s perspective of burn injury Amy Acton Author Affiliations Introduction Medical Journals AMA | Membership | JAMA Network | AMA Store Sign In | Create an Account Publications Our Programs The JAMA Network What can I do with a health studies degree? A health studies degree covers a broad range of healthcare issues allowing for careers in social care, leisure, education and health promotion and management... Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Rehabilitation after burn injury Dale Edgar, Megan Brereton Introduction Prevention of scarring should be the aim of burn management. For every member of the burn team, rehabilitation must start from the time of injury. Having a substantial burn injury is frightening, particularly as patients will not know what to expect and will be in pain. Healthcare, School of Healthcare, School of Key measures: Positive Outcomes: 98%, Graduate prospects: 98.4%, Graduate employment: 100% SEER Training: Anatomy of the Skin The skin is a vital organ that covers the entire outside of the body, forming a protective barrier against pathogens and injuries from the environment. The skin is the body's largest organ; covering the entire outside of the body, it is about 2 mm thick and weighs approximately six pounds. It shields the body against heat, light, injury, and infection. The skin also helps regulate body temperature, gathers sensory information from the environment, stores water, fat, and vitamin D, and plays a role in the immune system protecting us from disease.

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Thrombus Formation III–Activation of Coagulation Cascade When platelets are activated, they acquire enhanced capacity to catalyze interaction between activated coagulation on factors [Hirsh J, et al, 1994]. These factors circulated in the form of inactive precursors (zymogens). Rupture of the atherosclerotic plaque leads to activation of the coagulation cascade: each zymogen is converted into an activated coagulation factor, which in turn activates the next zymogen in the sequence. This process culminates in the generation of thrombin, an enzyme that converts the soluble protein fibrinogen to insoluble fibrin, forming a blood clot. Physician associate Physician associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. As a physician associate, you might work in a GP surgery or be based in a hospital, but wherever you work, you'll have direct contact with patients. You’ll be a graduate who has undertaken post-graduate training and you'll work under the direct supervision of a doctor. You’ll be trained to perform a number of day-to-day tasks including: taking medical historiesperforming examinationsdiagnosing illnessesanalysing test resultsdeveloping management plans. Want to learn more?