Impact of Primary Trauma Care Workshop On The Cognitive Domain of Final Year Medical Students

Muhammad Attique Sadiq, Khalil Ur Rehman, Nosheen Tariq, Eitezaz Ahmed Bashir

  • Muhammad Attique Sadiq Department of Surgery Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi



To assess improvement in cognitive domain of final year medical students after primary trauma care workshop.

Study design

Cross-sectional mixed method approach. Pre-test and post-test survey based on a questionnaire.

Place & Duration of study

A Primary Trauma Care (PTC) workshop, which spanned over two days, was conducted for final year medical students at Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) Islamabad on 3rd and 4th October 2016.


The participating members of the PTC workshop were given lectures. They were given hands-on practice sessions. Discussion based on case scenarios about the management of trauma patients was carried out. The knowledge of the students about primary trauma care was assessed by thirty identical best answer questions before and after the workshop. The difference of score of each student was recorded. SPSS version 16 was used to analyze the data and significant differences in pre and post-workshop scores were calculated.


One hundred final year MBBS students participated in workshop. Twenty-three (23) participants were excluded from study for not submitting either pre- or post-workshop answer sheet. Mean best score before and after workshop was 16 and 21 respectively. 84.2 % students showed significant improvement in their knowledge about trauma management.


The course based on PTC principles aided medical students to gain the knowledge and understanding needed to perform the sequential primary and secondary survey correctly. Primary trauma care workshop proved to be a very effective way of improving knowledge of large number of medical students about trauma care with limited resources.

Key words

PTC, Trauma, Impact, Cognitive domain.