Therapeutic application of electric current on recovery of the organism.
Kazakhstan (KazMSA) - Semey State Medical University, SSMU, Semey, Kazakhstan
Biophysics and Medical Physics
Department of social and general subjects of the Semey Medical University, SMU, Semey, Kazakhstan, str. Abay 103.
Head teacher of biophysics discipline Bulanova Roza Kurmashevna.
Teacher of the Department of social and general subjects of the Semey Medical University, Kovaleva Larisa Valentinovna.
English, Russian, Kazakh.
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
One of an essential method in medicine is using electric current with low frequency for some different diseases. This method helps people who suffer from peptic ulcer disease, skin diseases, bronchial asthma and inflammatory processes of any localization and etc. Basically, electrotherapy is the transmission of electric current through the tissues to stimulate the nerves and muscles located in them. Permanent electric current is used for a variety of diseases and especially galvanization is used for physiotherapy procedures.
What is the aim of the project?
Investigation on impact of electric current with low frequency (galvanization and electrophoresis) on recovery of the organism.
What techniques and methods are used?
Electrophoresis chamber. Main purpose is introduction of drugs into the body using direct current. The procedure carried out using a special apparatus. It provides a constant current and connected to oppositely charged electrodes. During the procedure, the tissue moistened with warm medicinal solution, and the electrodes themselves fixed on the patient's body. After turning on the device, this substance enters the body. This happens due to the supply of direct current, because of which the substance breaks down into ions and easily penetrates the skin. Galvanizing apparatus: 1. Prepare the steel as for hot-dip galvanizing. 2. Prepare a zinc electrolyte solution. 3. Immerse the steel in the electrolyte. All procedure will provide tutor with student. After procedure, they observed and identified the effect of electric current on recovery of organism.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Student will study methods of using electric current with low frequency (galvanization and electrophoresis) for treatment of organs and application in different fields; learn how to apply devices of current with low frequency (galvanization and electrophoresis) for physiotherapy; injection of electric current medicines; count concentration of applied medicines. To evaluate the actions of electric current on the patient's body and identify the main advantages. The evaluation will be done by biological analysis during observation of electric current effect on recovery. Student should be found the confirmation that the therapeutic electric current has effect on recovery of organism. He should find out the features of using of electric current in recovering organism.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Theoretical teaching will be provided by tutor about the “Therapeutic application of electric current on organism” twice a week (seminars).
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Students should work with apparatus of galvanization.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
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