SPEAKER: Tawiah, Andrews

SYMPOSIUM: EVALUATION OF ADVANCED PRACTICE IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY, WHO BENEFITS?

BIOGRAPHY:

Andrews is a doctoral student at the faculty of rehabilitation medicine. University of Alberta (Canada).He graduated with a physiotherapy degree from the university of Ghana and master’s in health and rehabilitation from the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). His doctoral study focuses on developing a framework for advanced practice, but he also has an interest in health economics and economic evaluations, health policy development and health technology assessment.

His master’s degree involved advanced practice and included injection Therapy, stimulating his Ph.D. focus on developing a framework for advanced practice. Following his master’s degree, he collaborated with an orthopedic surgeon in Ghana delivering advanced musculoskeletal assessment for patients with knee osteoarthritis, providing an onward referral for those requiring surgery. In the course of his doctoral program, he has worked as a research assistant on the Spine Access Alberta project under Dr. Linda woodhouse. This involved establishing and measuring the clinical and cost-effectiveness of three different models of assessment and management of spinal pain within Alberta, Canada. His most recent publication seeks to explore the views and perception of physiotherapists and an orthopedic surgeon in Ghana on advanced practice.

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