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Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating the link between sporting activity in young people and the development of osteoarthritis. In very active people, bony lesions can form on the hip joint which increases their risk of developing the condition.

In this activity students interpret abstracts from research articles into what causes FAI. They present this information at a 'conference' before summarising it as a short and snappy radio news item.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students can apply their knowledge about joints to suggest how FAI causes osteoarthritis
  • Students can interpret a method and results from a scientific article to write a conclusion
  • Students can write information in different styles for different audiences


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