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ELECT EORTR - Research in Orthopaedic Surgery

Director(s): Karl K. Bilderback, M.D Phone: 318.675.6187
Administrative Contact: Samantha Vance
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Room: 3-450, LSUHSC-S
Maximum Number of Students: 1
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: Only available blocks 1-9
Course Code: EORTR Please check Moodle for information!
1 Credit

Brief Description of Student Activities During Rotation:

At the beginning of the course, the student will meet with the course director and decide on a project of mutual interest and prepare a research proposal including a hypothesis. If needed for the project, the student may assist in harvesting the necessary structures from cadavers in the Anatomy Laboratory and prepare the specimens for testing. If needed for the project, CAD/CAM software and a 3D CNC milling machine are available in the biomechanics laboratory. At the end of the course period the student will prepare a report summarizing any results and conclusions.

To assist the student with the basic skills necessary to develop a meaningful research project. Optimally, the student would continue to work with the staff beyond the 1 month formal course to carry the project through the process of production of a publishable product.

To teach the students how to design the hypothesis and conduct research in the areas of OrthopedicBiomechanics and Biomaterials under the guidance of a faculty member and a Research Associate.

Resources for Learning:
Books, review articles and results of database searches in the specific field of research.

The student will be evaluated directly by the supervising faculty member based on their performance during the rotation.

Offered: Only available in blocks 1-9