Utility, Feasibility, and Perceptions of a Context Specific, Advanced Trauma Clinical Course Offered at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda: A Mixed Methods Evaluation

Investigator: Kersti Bellardi, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): Uganda


The locally driven Kampala Advanced Trauma Course (KATC) teaches practitioners about saving lives with limited resources and it will potentially be scaled-up, yet research to evaluate its applicability is lacking. This study will explore perceptions held by course experts and med/surg interns enrolled in KATC at Uganda’s Soroti Regional Hospital. We will administer pre- and post-tests to assess students’ knowledge retention and collect trauma case data through observation and self-reporting to analyze its utility. We will also conduct interviews with KATC experts and focus groups with interns to explore the perceived clinical applicability, and to evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.