e-Learning for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (e-LPRAS)
I am delighted to inform you that all UK medical students now have free access to the e-learning materials for the above project via Open Athens (along with all of the other e-Learning for Healthcare projects). The e-LPRAS project was established in 2011 to provide learning materials covering the whole of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in one online platform. This is an enormous undertaking, sponsored by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and hosted by e-Learning for Healthcare, which is part of Health Education England.
The target audience is surgical trainees studying for the exit examinations in plastic surgery. However, we have always been aware that others may also wish to access this amazing learning resource. Therefore, each session is carefully edited to make it understandable to a much wider audience, including medical students. So, whether you are a budding plastic surgeon or currently on a plastic surgery attachment, there will be educational materials here that will be of interest.
You can follow this link to the project page, which also provides access to the curriculum document. Here you can see which lessons are already online, which are currently being written and those not yet allocated to an author:
The curriculum is divided into 9 modules:
1. Essentials of Plastic Surgery
2. Surgical Principles of Plastic Surgery
3. Head & Neck Surgery
4. Congenital Head & Neck and Skin Surgery
5. Upper limb
6. Breast & Chest Wall
7. Lower Trunk
8. Lower Limb
Each published lesson is peer-reviewed, up to date, engaging, interactive and includes self-assessment. Approximately half of the learning materials are already online and additional lessons are being added on a weekly basis. To register for all the online materials follow this link: http://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/
I hope that you will find this to be a useful learning resource both now and in the future.
Sarah A. Pape, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and National Clinical Lead for e-LPRAS
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