|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The aim of this subject is to provide students with a snapshot of contemporary surgical practice and training, including elements of professionalism. Macro, meso and micro level perspectives will be offered to review different facets of surgical practice and training. This framework considers the role of individuals, institutions and broader societal issues on surgical practice. Although focused on the current, we also look to the past to make sense of the present and project future trends. The content explores the nine surgical competencies as defined by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons setting the stage for the remainder of the course and surgical training.
Intended learning outcomes
Students completing this subject should be able to:
- Outline features of contemporary surgical practice from macro, meso and micro levels
- Outline the nine surgical competencies and their relationship to levels of training
- Give examples of historical factors that impact current surgical practice
- Describe current surgical training pathways from selection to fellowship
- Discuss key issues in professionalism in the context of surgical practice
- Initiative, autonomy, organization
- Oral communication
- Finding, evaluating and using relevant information
- Written communication
- Working with others and in teams
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Essay (3000 words) Due week 6 of semester 1 (45%) - Students write an individual essay based on one of four topics.
- Project (4500 words equivalent per group) + 500 words (Individual) Due week 12 of semester 1 (55%) - Students will work in groups of three to complete a substantial project relating to an element of professionalism in surgical practice.
Assessment weighting is assigned as follows:
35% for product of group work;
15% for reflective writing (500 words) and
5% peer assessment against clear criteria of the process – participation, teamwork, timeliness, supporting others, solving conflicts, exchanging information and coordination.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Debra Nestel Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 14 hours intensive, over two days Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Required readings will be available electronically via the subject's LMS site prior to the commencement of semester.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. JDocs Framework: Learning Outcomes and Professional Standards. Melbourne: RACS - The College of Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand, 2014.
- Related Handbook entries