Teaching Modules

GICS member Sarah Davidson is compiling a database of courses being offered in LMICs.  The database includes courses being run by HIC practitioners for those planning to work in LMIC environments. Different courses might be tailored more to incoming HIC practitioners or to local LMIC practitioners, depending on the aim of that particular course.  The database would hopefully be both a resource for people running courses so as to avoid duplication and for potential attendees wanting to see what is being offered.

Please email Sarah Davidson if you would like to add courses to the database.

Hugh Greenwood BAPS neonatal skills course

Organisation:  British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

Organisers:  Tony Lander, Haitham Dagash, Kokila Lakhoo

Location:  COSECSA (every year), PAPSA (every 2 years)

Content:  Neonatal skills modules for training (bowel anastamosis, duodenal atresia model, pyeloplasty model, tracheo-oesophageal atresia model, gastrostomy model.  Animal tissue used for model creation.  More info and manual on BAPS website.

BAPS Minimally Invasive Course

Organisation:  British Association of Paediatric Surgeons  

Course organiser:  Niyi-ade-ajayi

Content:  Basic laparoscopic skills and 5 basic conditions

Target audience:  Paediatric surgery trainees

Where offered:  PAPSA every 2 years

DGH Providers Course

Organisation:  Royal College of Surgeons, GICS

Organisers:  Vrisha Madhuri, Richard Stewart, Kokila Lakhoo

Target Audience:  Adult anaesthetist, general surgeon, orthopaedic surgeon

Location:  Vellore with plans to expand to other locales (twice yearly)

Content:  Train secondary level hospital adult teams to perform safe basic surgery in children 

BAPS Colorectal Course

Organisation:  Pan-African Pediatric Surgery Association

Organisers:  Richard Wood, Chris Taylor

Where offered:  PAPSA (every 2 years)

Content:  Course on all colorectal children’s conditions with emphasis on Hirschsprung’s disease and anorectal malformations

Vietnam Pediatric Acute Surgical Support (PASS) Course

Organiser:  IPSAC-VN (International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the Children of Vietnam)

Organiser:  Ai-Xuan Holterman

Content:  Standardised 2.5 day course on basic pediatric surgery skills.  The course teaches fundamentals in trauma and surgical emergency assessment, stabilization, management and transport of acutely ill infants and children.

Target audience:  Surgeons, pediatricians, and nurses in provincial hospitals.  The goal is to increase the competency of health care providers from District Hospitals in Vietnam where advanced pediatric surgical specialty care is lacking, and to promote the development of an infrastructure of training and patient care for pediatric surgical emergencies.

World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

The WFSA currently offers several courses to improve quality and safety of anesthesia in LMICs:

  • Safer Anesthesia from Education (SAFE) Courses
  • Essential Pain Management Courses
  • Simulation Training
  • Teacher Training Courses