FINAL PROJECT:Structures and Arguments > The Near Future of Robotic-Assisted┬áSurgery

Beginning: Provide historical background of technological advances in surgery, and then introduce robotics and how they have been revolutionizing the field of surgery. Hook with how media portrays robotics in medicine, and compare that to how realistic those may seem.

Middle: Discuss learning curves of robotic-assisted surgery i.e. how easy it is to learn and implement robots in surgery, and how they affect parameters such as operation room time, safety, etc. Compare different fields that involve robotic-assisted surgery.

End: Give summary on how robotics are affecting the field of medicine and evaluate how useful and feasible they are in the near future.

Logos: Data on learning curves of robotic-assisted surgery; data on procedures with robotics vs. without robotics

Pathos: Insight into pro/cons of robotics-assisted surgery in the perspectives of physicians and also patients

Ethos: Credibility citing physicians and researchers in the field currently

Structures: Chronological structure; I will start with how robots started in medicine, how they have been impacting surgeries today, what research has been done on them, and how they will perform in the near future.

Goals: To discuss how robotics have been revolutionizing the field of medicine and to evaluate how effective and feasible current robotic technology is in surgery. The goal is to give insight to health professionals, biomedical engineers, and/or students who are interested in the topic on how technology is advancing the medical field.
May 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEL
E, narrow the audience to medical students in a medical seminar paper for your clinal rotation.

Also, what about the case of abdominal surgery? Focus on that.

Fabulous topic but you run the risk of this spiraling out of control, especially given all the end of semester tasks.

Narrow. NARROW. NARROW, the focus.

May 5, 2017 | Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea