Distinguished External Examiner

Mr Alf Bass has relinquished his role as External Examiner with the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. Due to University regulations the position can only be held for up to four consecutive years and unfortunately for us and the students at the TORT Centre this term of office has now been reached.

Mr Bass has been enthusiastically and expertly performing the role of External Examiner since August 2010 and in that time has seen 19 undergraduate medical students successfully complete the Intercalated Honours BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology. Mr Bass, a Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Consultant and Director of the Clinical Gait Analysis Services at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, specialises in Cerebral Palsy and DDH Hips and lectured on these topics to the Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) Course. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as external examiner with the many challenging projects on offer at IMAR; the facilities are excellent, the supervision is outstanding and the students obviously enjoy the degree with the level of enthusiasm and knowledge that is exhibited during the vivas. I am going to miss this fruitful interaction that helped me personally in my own field of clinical research”, stated Mr Bass.

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Professor Rami Abboud took the opportunity to present Mr Bass with a specially engraved set of whisky glasses in recognition of his outstanding contribution and to thank him for his undivided support of the courses over the years. “Fortunately for us Mr Bass can carry on lecturing and passing on his vast orthopaedic and clinical gait analysis knowledge and experience to our future MCh (Orth) students. Mr Bass has been an excellent addition to our external faculty of experts without whom it would have been impossible for us to provide such an excellent curriculum for our students”, stated Professor Abboud.