Prof. Dr. Dirk Weyhe

Secretary's office at Pius-Hospital Oldenburg

Petra Pohl

+49 (0)441 229 1472

+49 (0)441 229 1485


Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät VI Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften
Department für Humanmedizin
Postfach 2503
26111 Oldenburg

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pPRP study: Within the framework of a Randomised Controlled Trial, a newly developed physiotherapy programme is being compared with standardised physiotherapy and the influence of this therapy on quality of life and nutritional status after tumour-related pancreatic resection is being investigated. The study is funded by the Research Pool of Faculty VI of the University of Oldenburg.

Development of an APP for thyroid patients: It is still unclear how extensive voice changes are after thyroid surgery. In cooperation with various project partners, the voice of patients before and after thyroid surgery will therefore be examined. In addition, an application will be developed with which patients can specifically train various aspects of their voice after surgery. The study is funded by the research pool of Faculty VI of the University of Oldenburg.

BRAF study: The BRAF mutation is the most common genetic alteration in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma. Some studies show that the detection of a BRAF mutation as a marker of a more aggressive tumour is associated with higher recurrence probability and lymph node metastases. It is still unclear whether a more extensive surgical strategy should be pursued in the case of preoperative mutation detection in fine needle aspiration. This is now being tested in the BRAF study. The study is funded by the research pool of Faculty VI of the University of Oldenburg.

Teaching in the operating theatre: Training on anatomy and certain surgical techniques can only take place in the context of the operations concerned. However, it is unclear whether teaching in the operating theatre leads to an increased workload for the surgeon in charge, and to what extent structured teaching has an effect on the learning success of the students. Both will be investigated in this study. Spatial perception in laparoscopic surgery (DFG project): The aim is to investigate which spatial perception processes influence laparoscopic skills, whether and how these perception processes can be learned, and how to support the learning of laparoscopic skills. In this project we provide the medical expertise and the data for the project partners of Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen.

Virtual anatomy atlas: The potential of virtual reality (VR) technology as an educational tool at schools and universities is increasingly being explored. In this context, we have developed the prototype of a virtual anatomy atlas for anatomical and surgical education and training. In the future, this virtual anatomy atlas will be further developed into a learning tool for students at our university and potentially also in surgical further education as part of further research projects. A video of the current version of the atlas is accessible via the QR code .

(Changed: 2021-10-13)