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The aim of this subject is to build on the work from the Fundamentals of Surgery I and introduce new knowledge including core surgical approaches - open, endoscopic/endoluminal and laparoscopic/natural orifice – and their general indications.
Case-based and disciplinary-based learning will underpin the subject ensuring a strong theoretical foundation. This subject also covers the fundamentals of wound healing and care.
Intended learning outcomes
Students completing this subject should be able to:
- Outline fundamental principles of surgery drawing on biomedical and clinical sciences
- Apply basic biomedical science knowledge to clinical scenarios
- Describe a range of surgical presentations representing examples of trauma, sepsis, hemorrhage, malignancy and tissue ischemia and luminal obstruction
- Describe core approaches to surgery – open, endoscopic/endoluminal and laparoscopic/natural orifice – and their general indications
- Describe the fundamentals of wound healing and care
- Initiative, autonomy, organization
- Oral communication
- Finding, evaluating and using relevant information
- Written communication
- Working with others and in teams
Last updated: 3 November 2022