This information is to be handed to each student to outline the assessment requirements PART A For this project, you are to manage 2 different complex projects as allocated by your assessor. This is not a technical task, but a fundamental project management task. Information provided for each allocated task will be intentionally limited, and you will need to talk to your assessor for more details You have been given limited information regarding this project intentionally.
This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Research and publishing are essential aspects of lifelong learning in a surgical career. Many surgeons, especially those in training, ask for guidance on how they might start a simple project that may lead to a publication.
This short paper offers some practical guidelines on the subject. Research Techniques, Research Activities, Publications, Journal Article How to get started with a project How to get started varies depending on whether the project is suggested by a trainer or educational supervisor.
Projects suggested by a senior are always offered as an encouragement to a trainee, who should be careful not to respond in a negative way by ignoring the suggestion, coming up with a string of excuses or doing the project badly!
Here are some simple steps that may contribute to an organised start on the project. You need a protocol but first you Undertake a project be clear about what the project will involve. Undertake a literature search on the suggested topic. Read all the papers from the last ten years and summarise them on a single page of A4.
Make a note of how many similar series have been produced, their size, the length of follow-up and any special aspects of the subject that have already been addressed.
List aspects of the topic that have not been well covered, perhaps morbidity or surgery for rare indications, or long-term outcomes. Discuss your thoughts on the subject with your colleagues.
With the strengths and weaknesses of the current literature clear in your own mind, summarise your thoughts in bullet points on a single side of A4 and arrange ten minutes to discuss them with the senior who suggested the topic. The six steps listed above can be easily completed within a couple of weeks.
Once you have discussed and agreed the aims of the project as well as how they can be achieved, you can write your protocol. It is also possible that having studied the literature you decide the suggested project is unlikely to add to our current knowledge and that another topic might be better studied.
If you are planning a service evaluation, REC approval may not be needed. When you have secured the approvals, the process of collecting the data begins. This should ideally fill no more than one or two sides of A4 and needs to include all the data that you have decided to collect for your particular study.
It is crucial not to leave out a dataset you might later wish to look at but on the other hand it is also important not to collect too many data. Because of this fine balance, it is important to draw up a proforma and agree its composition with your supervisor and any co-workers on the project before starting to collect data from the medical records.
Data collection can be time consuming and it may be that several colleagues can work on this to speed the project along. Once all the data proformas are filled in, the data need to be entered into the database, spreadsheet or statistical package of your choice.
It is best to use the software favoured by the department or colleagues in medical statistics.
Having looked at the data, discipline yourself to produce a succinct summary on one side of A4. Again, arrange a meeting with your supervisor and any other co-workers to discuss the findings, and give everyone the opportunity to comment and correct the summary.
Once the findings are agreed, you are ready to write up the project.How to Undertake a Project Quality Review Michael Stanleigh - January 20, Michael Stanleigh, CMC, CSP is the CEO of Business Improvement Architects. Research and publishing are essential aspects of lifelong learning in a surgical career.
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Decide whether to undertake a project or decide which of several projects to undertake. Frame appropriate project objectives. Develop appropriate before and after measures of project success. Prepare estimates of the resources required to perform the project work. Times, Sunday Times () Students also undertake company projects to gain experience of issues facing actual businesses.
Times, Sunday Times () So it is a reasonable guess that most companies will remain reluctant to undertake big new projects.