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Fundamentals of Surgery II (SURG90024)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSURG90024
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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

Generic skills

  • Initiative, autonomy, organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Oral communication
  • Finding, evaluating and using relevant information
  • Written communication
  • Working with others and in teams

Last updated: 3 April 2019