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Basic Surgical Skills II (SURG90029)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSURG90029
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The aim of this subject is to extend and contextualize the skills learned in Basic Surgical Skills I. Additional skills include those essential to working in an operating environment from gowning and gloving, positioning, skin preparation and draping, establishing and maintaining a sterile field, handling instruments, incisions, suturing and safety checklist.

In parallel, students will have an opportunity to develop communication and teamwork skills relevant in the operating theatre. Whole theatre simulations will be conducted in which students take on various roles with a view to better understanding their own and the roles of others in the provision of surgical care. Patient safety is again a dominant theme of the subject.

Intended learning outcomes

Students completing this subject should be able to:

Demonstrate competence in a simulated clinical setting for a range of skills such as:

  • Gowning and gloving
  • Positioning and draping
  • Handling instruments
  • Establishing and maintaining a sterile field
  • Removing a lesion and closing the resulting wound
  • Inserting a drain tube
  • Draining an abscess

Describe principles of patient safety relevant in the operating theatre

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