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Fundamentals of Surgery III (SURG90025)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSURG90025
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The aims of this subject are to progress the work from Fundamentals of Surgery I and II and focus on basic principles relevant to the students intended subspecialty.

Students will explore anatomy, physiology and embryology relevant to clinical situations. They will study common clinical conditions with respect to pathophysiology and molecular biology.

Oncological principles, the application and interpretation of imaging techniques, and peri-operative management will be studied. The subspecialties of choice include Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Plastics, Urology, Vascular, ENT and General Surgery.

This subject will cover the fundamental principles of the subspecialty enabling students to begin to focus on an area of surgical practice.

Intended learning outcomes

Students completing this subject should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and embryology relevant to clinical situations
  • Describe the pathophysiology of common clinical conditions
  • Describe oncological principles
  • Discuss the application and interpretation of imaging techniques
  • Apply concepts of molecular biology to management of common conditions
  • Describe peri-operative management
  • Discuss surgical approaches and endoscopic techniques

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: 24 August 2019