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The University of Cape Town
invites you to an inaugural lecture
by Professor Michael Held


Topic: Right Down to the Bone - Orthopaedic Training and Education

Join us for this lecture on initiatives to improve and transform surgical education and training. Orthopaedic surgeon Prof Micheal Held explores the intricacies of UCT's orthopaedic curriculum transformation process for medical students. This has led to student-centred content co-creation nurturing a sense of ownership in their learning. Besides written content, he will touch on student-created visual media to simplify complex orthopaedic concepts and make video content accessible to a broader audience through an open-access platform. Furthermore, he will highlight some challenges that orthopaedic registrars encounter in their training experience, exposure to surgeries, and their learning of surgical skills – and efforts to find solutions.

Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023
Time: 18:30 SAST
Venue: Neuroscience Institute Lecture Theatre, E-floor, Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital

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About our speaker

Michael Held serves as a consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital. His primary focus lies in addressing local orthopaedic healthcare challenges by pursuing lean innovation and improving education and training in Orthopaedic surgery. With his Department, he has created a student-centered open-access teaching platform which aims to promote inclusivity and innovative thinking for medical students. He is also the director for the UCT-accredited Orthopaedic Research Unit which was established to foster collaboration and provide mentorship for clinical Master and PhD students. In his clinical practice, he leads the knee surgery service and has introduced a Sports-Orthopaedic clinic dedicated to improving the access and surgical care for underserved athletes.

Venue capacity for this lecture has been reached. A recording of the lecture will be made available on the FHS YouTube channel. You can also join the live lecture via MS Teams.