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.