Global Surgery Course
Traditionally surgery has been taught as a technical and practical specialty; however this short course takes a completely different approach and looks at the provision of surgical services at a global level. The term 'Global Surgery' in this course encompasses all related specialities including obstetrics, gynaecology and anaesthesia/critical care.
This five-day course, run by Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), is suitable for those in all disciplines interested in global surgery, anaesthesia and obstetrics. The course comprises presentations, discussions and seminars looking at major topics in global surgery such as burden of disease, manpower issues, training, partnership, supplies, service management, research needs, advocacy and ethics, and resource allocation. There will also be a half-day session on practical preparation for surgery in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
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MSc in International Health
The OUGSG also run a session as part of the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine at Oxford University as outlined below:
Our Introduction to Global Surgery session provides a broad overview of the various aspects of global surgery - from large-scale epidemiological studies and their impact on health policy, to local case studies of teaching and training programmes, and global surgery advocacy. In this session, we will introduce the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, and to the concept of Global Surgery Advocacy, focussing on the four key surgical disciplines of General Surgery (including Children’s Surgery), Trauma and Orthopaedics, Global Anaesthesia, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, situated within the wider context of Global Health.