Special Study Modules (SSM)
SPECIAL STUDY MODULE (SSM) IN GLOBAL SURGERY, ANAESTHESIA AND OBSTETRICS
UPDATE: Although SSMs are not currently going ahead, OUGSG is able to supervise students who wish to undertake research in their own time. Please approach us directly (contacts to the right of the screen) if you wish to discuss possible projects.
Introduction: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery highlighted the inequality of surgical care provision worldwide; 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed. This 4 week special study module is designed to allow clinical students in their fourth year to gain an appreciation of this problem and ways in which it can and is being tackled. Sixth year students are welcome to arrange projects with us directly.
Structure: Students will meet members of the OUGSG network to better understand the global inequalities in the provision of safe surgery, anaesthesia, and obstetric care, and learn about some of the work being done worldwide. As the course progresses, each student will undertake a short research project in their area of interest, and will present their work at our weekly research meetings. Previous students have used this research as the basis of future studies, writing up their work as conference posters or papers. Throughout the module, students will be attached to consultants within OUGSG who coordinate the timetable and supervise students’ research.
Assessment: At the end of the study module, students will be expected to produce a poster summarising their work and do a 2 minute oral presentation to assessors from the medical school.
For more information, or to express your interest, please contact Miss Roba Khundkar.