Special Study Theme (SST)
SPECIAL STUDY THEME (SST) IN GLOBAL SURGERY, ANAESTHESIA AND OBSTETRICS
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 special study theme is designed to allow clinical students to gain an appreciation of this problem and ways in which it can and is being tackled.
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 compose and design a poster illustrating a specific issue in global surgery of their own choosing. Some 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 supervise students’ work.
Assessment: At the end of the study module, students will be expected to produce a poster summarising their work.
For more information, or to express your interest, please contact Dr Sarah Davidson.
SSM Poster Presentations
The Use of Mosquito Nets in Hernia Repair - Kamath A et al.
Betel Leaves as an Alternative Form of Enterostomy Management - Parepalli S et al.
Upscaling Anaesthesia through Technology in Low Resource Settings: Lessons from Lifebox - Shamoon Y et al.
Smartphone-based ECG Systems in Resource-limited Settings - Sudarshan R et al.
How effective is smartphone-based fundoscopy in identifying diabetic retinopathy? - Martin J et al.
Sacrococcygeal teratomas in children in sub-Saharan Africa - Parker L et al.
How Should Obstetric Fistula Treatment Be Delivered? An Evaluation Of Fistula Centres - Kumarendran M et al.
The Cultural Challenges in Cryopreservation for Cancer Patients in Sri Lanka - Ansar N et al.
Reducing Maternal Mortality in Sri Lanka by Changing Social Policy - Brown G et al.
Simpler is Better: Methods of improving the design of a surgical safety training course for Obstetric teams in Cape Town, South Africa - Johar A et al.
Wilms Tumour in Sub-Saharan Arica: A Literature Review - Markovic-Obiago et al.
Is improving female literacy in areas of lowest rates a productive way to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes? - Shakir A et al.
Ethical Challenges Arising on Medical Electives in Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) - Waterfield R