29 April 2015
This year, female pupils from the 8th and 9th grades sampled research atmosphere in medical informatics. After the girls had explored areas of activity and fields of work at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology and the Leipzig University Hospital scientists of ICCAS welcomed them to an experimental afternoon. The pupils got the possibility to put their hands on medical assistant systems such as an ultrasonic device for measuring the blood flow rate in vessels, an endoscope for secure spine surgery and a milling machine for temporal bone operations. Moreover, the girls gazed at the “Magic Lens” – a concept for the display of anatomical structures inside the skull – and a thermal imaging camera for measuring the temperature of skin areas for plastic surgery.
Fewest of the 11 schoolgirls have now a precise idea of their later choice of occupation. They were very pleased with the chance to look behind the scenes of sciences and research and to ask their questions about typical male occupations.