24 May 2019 from 12:45 to 13:45

PhD Defence: Improving Global Education and Outcome Evaluation in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

This thesis explored how to improve global education and outcome evaluation in orthopaedic trauma. The aims of this thesis were to: (1) Highlight efforts to improve education in global orthopaedic trauma surgery and better understand the timeline and techniques for knowledge and skill transfer, and (2) Investigate a framework for understanding injury-related variation in longer-term patient reported outcome after musculoskeletal trauma. In the first part of this thesis, we focused on education in global orthopaedic trauma. First, we highlighted the value of assessing injury burden and variations in practice patterns, and illustrated how this relates to performing needs assessments in a low-income country. Then, we described the role of continuing medical education programs in low-income countries and applicability to both knowledge and skill transfer. In the second part of this thesis, we focused on improving outcome evaluation in orthopaedic trauma patients.

Start date and time
24 May 2019 12:45
End date and time
24 May 2019 13:45
PhD candidate
Abhi Bhashyam
Dissertation
Improving Global Education and Outcome Evaluation in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
PhD supervisor(s)
Prof. L.P.H. Leenen
Co-supervisor(s)
Prof. G.S.M. DyerProf. R.M. Houwert
Entrance fee
Free