Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Thirty medical student volunteers took part last weekend in three different mobile clinic expeditions.

The first team departed from the Medical School at 7:30am on Saturday 5 October.  Eleven volunteers travelled to the mountainous village of Kyperounta where they met with a team of nursing students from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT).  Under the guidance of CUT’s Associate Professor Nicos Middleton, the student volunteers collected data from the local population via face-to-face interviews for the project rECORD – an epidemiological study of the ‘Prevalence of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in Cyprus and their impact on daily functionality and quality of life’.

One hour later, at 8:30am, another team of students left the Medical School to ascend to Platres village where they performed general tests on the local population.  Blood pressure, glucose and spirometry tests were offered free of charge under the supervision of Clinical Professor Joseph Moutiris and Family Medicine Physician Dr Audrey Billeaud (visiting on a faculty exchange programme with the University of South Carolina).

On Sunday 6 October between 10:30am and 1:00pm, the monthly free cervical cancer screening programme for Filipina domestic workers took place at the Clinical Skills laboratory of the Medical School.  Twenty Filipina women were examined by Clinical Associate Professor for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Savvas Argyrides who was assisted by five student volunteers.

Congratulations to all involved!

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