Medical School achieves a clean sweep in Research Awards

Manager of the MLU, Edwina Coller, received the awards on behalf of the presenters

The Mobile Learning Unit (MLU), Melbourne Medical School, was awarded the top three prizes for best oral research presentations at Melbourne Health Research Week, 21-28 June 2018, the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Medical student, William Hoang, won the medical student oral presentation on “Ultrasound measurement of sternal micromotion: Prospective randomised controlled trial of sternal wires versus sternal plate with band fixation in cardiac surgery”.

Senior Lecturer and Anaesthetist, Dr David Canty, won the short oral prize for his education related research on the “Comparison of learning outcomes for teaching focused cardiac ultrasound to physicians: a supervised human model course versus an eLearning guided self-directed simulator course”.

Co-Director of the MLU, Prof Alistair Royse, whose presentation was given by his brother Prof Colin Royse, Co-Director of the MLU, won the oral prize for “The effect on survival from the use of saphenous vein graft during coronary bypass surgery: a large cohort study in 51,113 patients”.

The team also had five research posters accepted highlighting a very successful year at Melbourne Health Research Week.

In addition to running a very busy research program, the MLU also deliver highly successful ultrasound education courses and manage online continuing professional development courses across the School.

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