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Pilot application of Lecture-Panel-Discussion Model (LPDM) in global collaborative neurosurgical education: a novel training paradigm innovated by the Swedish African Neurosurgery Collaboration.
Uche, Enoch Ogbonnaya; Sundblom, Jimmy; Iloabachie, Izuchukwu; Ozoh, Ignatius I; Alalade, Andrew; Revesz, David; Sandvik, Ulrika; Olsson, Martin; Mezue, Wilfred C; Tisell, Magnus; Ryttlefors, Mats.
  • Uche EO; Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine University of Nigeria & University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria. enoch.uche@unn.edu.ng.
  • Sundblom J; Department of Neurosurgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Iloabachie I; Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine University of Nigeria & University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria.
  • Ozoh II; Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, ESUTH Medical School, Enugu, Nigeria.
  • Alalade A; Department of Neurosurgery, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, UK.
  • Revesz D; Department of Neurosurgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Sandvik U; Department of Neurosurgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Olsson M; Department of Neurosurgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Mezue WC; Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine University of Nigeria & University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria.
  • Tisell M; Department of Neurosurgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Ryttlefors M; Department of Neurosurgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
Acta Neurochir (Wien) ; 164(4): 967-972, 2022 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1640858
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Disruptions in global surgery educational routines by the COVID-19 pandemic have elicited demands for alternative formats for rendering qualitative neurosurgical education. This study presents application of a novel model of online neurosurgical course, the Lecture-Panel-Discussion Model (LPDM).

METHODS:

This is a cross-sectional survey of participants who attended the Swedish African Neurosurgery Collaboration (SANC)-100A course. Participants evaluated the course through an online self-administered questionnaire using a 5-point Likert scale ranging from very poor-1, poor-2, average (fair)-3, good-4, to excellent-5. SANC-100A comprises a tripod of Lectures, Panel review, and interactive case Discussion. This model (LPDM) was innovated by SANC and applied at the Enugu International Neurosurgery course in February 2021.

RESULTS:

There were 71 attendees, 19 were course faculty, while 52 were participants. Thirty-five attended from Nigeria, 11 from Sweden, 3 from Malawi, 2 from Senegal, and 1 from the UK. Among 44 participants who completed the questionnaire, there were 9 fellows and 35 residents. The overall median course Likert rating was 4.65 ± 0.1. The median overall rating for course events was similar between day 1 (Likert score = 4.45) and day 2 (Likert score = 4.55), U = 55, Z score = 1.10, P = 0.27. The median rating for lectures was 4.50 ± 0.2 and varied from 4.40 on day 1 to 4.55 on day 2. The median rating for panel review was 4.60 ± 0.1 and varied from 4.55 on day 1 to 4.65 on day 2. Interactive case discussions were rated 4.80 on both course days. There was a significant variability in the rating profiles of the course tripod U = 24.5, P = 0.03. Fifty-one (98%) participants believe LPDM was COVID-19-compliant, while 90% believe the course was beneficial to training and practice.

CONCLUSION:

Initial application of LPDM is rewarded with both high acceptance and high rating among participants.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: COVID-19 / Internship and Residency / Neurosurgery Type of study: Prevalence study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: Africa / Europa Language: English Journal: Acta Neurochir (Wien) Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S00701-021-05071-z

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: COVID-19 / Internship and Residency / Neurosurgery Type of study: Prevalence study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: Africa / Europa Language: English Journal: Acta Neurochir (Wien) Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S00701-021-05071-z