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Torso Trauma (ICM7052)

Module leads:

Prof. Karim Brohi,

Prof. Susan

This module will analyse aspects of torso trauma and the effect that different mechanisms have on torso injuries.

  • Discuss the initial evaluation of the torso injured patients, with specific attention to blunt and penetrating injuries. Treatment options - operative and non-operative
  • Critically analyse organ and system specific injuries and their operative and non- operative treatment.
  • Learn the tools to recognise different types of injuries and initiate treatment for patients with torso trauma.
  • Identify and use correctly the diagnostic tools in the assessment of torso trauma.

Summative assessments occur weekly, and for each module will comprise of:

  •  Multiple choice questions (MCQ) – Percentage weighting 20%
  •  Written assignment of 1500 words (+-10%) – Percentage weighting 80% - minimum pass mark of 50%
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