Since graduation, I have been involved in a number of clinical, systems and academic developments. In addition to my clinical work as an anaesthesiologist, I have been leading the multidisciplinary project of setting up a “clinical pathway” for severely injured patients in our hospital. This involves the standardisation of the process of care from the prehospital setting until discharge with definition of clinical guidelines, roles and responsibilities as well as a solid performance improvement program.
On a regional level, I lead the first Swiss Trauma Network, uniting the three Trauma centers of Western Switzerland. As initial step we have managed to set up a joint Trauma registry. Next, we aim to standardise the structure of trauma care, share clinical guidelines and join our efforts in teaching and education.
On a national level, I am a member of the steering committee creating the future national Swiss Trauma registry, which should go online in 2014. The MSc has also inspired me to continue with academic activity. In April 2014, I published a 5-year review of trauma activity and patient outcomes from our hospital in a peer-reviewed journal. Further, I am the local principal investigator of an international trauma research project our department is about to integrate, examining coagulation and inflammatory responses to trauma.
Overall, my trauma-related activity has all been greatly influenced and pushed by what I had learned during the 2 years of the MSc programme
Dr. Catherine Heim Schoettker
Master in Trauma Sciences graduate
Consultant in Anaesthesiology
As a critical care nurse and lecturer, the MSc has expanded my understanding of trauma management of critically ill patients and has allowed me to develop and implement complex-trauma education into a pre-registration nursing curriculum. The management of time critical trauma demands knowledge and competency and this course provided underpinning and advanced knowledge, which enabled me to develop my practice in order to deliver a higher standard of trauma care. Overall this has been an excellent course that by far surpassed my expectations. I fully recommend and endorse this course, and would urge any practitioner that may be involved in the care of trauma patients to enroll.
A Critical Care Nurse with a Military Background
MSc Trauma Sciences [Military & Humanitarian] graduate
A General Surgery Trainee in the Trauma Sciences [Military & Humanitarian] with a Particular Interest in Humanitarian Surgery who entered the Programme in 2013 and is currently interrupting to undertake a paid position as a PhD Researcher at QMUL Barts and The London School of Medicine in the Centre for Trauma Sciences Research Group under the tutelage of Professor Brohi.
Trauma Sciences [Military & Humanitarian] graduate
The Masters in Trauma Sciences provides an excellent opportunity to explore and understand exciting innovations in the current management of critically-injured patients from the point of injury through to discharge and ongoing rehabilitation. As a general surgical trainee I particularly appreciated the emphasis on developing time critical decision-making skills and understanding the human factors that contribute to effective trauma care and leadership. The enthusiasm of the faculty provides an excellent learning environment and has inspired me to pursue a PhD at one of the worlds leading Major Trauma Centres.