8. Medicine, War & Rescue

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The last 100 years has seen major developments in battlefield medicine. Aeromedical evacuation has played a vital role in rescue and rehabilitation.

The introductory video “Medical Evacuation” explores the role of the RAF in in bringing injured soldiers, at land or sea, to medical help. 

In the history activity, students explore medical treatments during times of conflict and the impact of new medical techniques over the last 100 years.

In the STEM activity, students design a sea rescue light. As an extension, they can research prosthetic rehabilitation and design their own prosthesis.