Intercalated BMSc presentation skills award 2016

Eilidh Gillen and Maria Tereza Guedes were jointly presented with the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery’s ‘BMSc Presentation Skills Award’ from Professor Rami Abboud on May 31st 2016. This prize is awarded annually to the Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology student who has best presented their research, orally and visually in the form of a scientific poster.

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Left: Maria Tereza Guedes; Right: Eilidh Gillen, receiving their awards from Professor Abboud.

Eilidh’s research “The effect of yoga on balance and gait of children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study” aimed to determine if yoga has an effect on the balance and gait of children with cerebral palsy. As a pilot study, this research aimed to use its findings to recommend safe and feasible methods for future research and treatment options in this field. The research was supervised by Professor Abboud.

Maria’s research “Analysis of the relationships between brain electrical activity and gait pattern and implication in rehabilitation” aimed to determine the electrocortical differences between crouch gait and normal walking as recorded by the EPOC+TM headset. It also investigated whether the Emotiv® EPOC+TM EEG headset was a viable instrument for the accurate interpretation of gait-related brain activity, making way for its use in the study of other disabilities. The research was supervised by Dr Weijie Wang.

Eilidh recently presented her research along with four other students from the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, at the International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics at Staffordshire University on 23 April 2016.

Outstanding presentations from all 22 BMSc students that really made our job very difficult; credit to all students who most developed their own idea for research. It was a great pleasure to have them in TORT and I wish them all good luck with their respective medical courses in Dundee, Aberdeen and Brazil”, added Professor Abboud.