Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Medicine

School

Medicine Faculty

Units

3

Duration

Class contact

40 Contact hours

Prerequisite

MEDI7212, MEDI7222, MEDI7232 and MEDI7242

Restricted

MD students only

Assessment methods

Problem Oriented Medical Record, Clinical Case Presentation, Short Answer Question Examination, Multiple Choice Question Exam, Clinical Participation Assessment.

Course coordinator

Dr Christopher Allan

Work Integrated Learning

Industry Placements

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 (MR4) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 (MR5) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 (MR1) Herston Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2018 (MR2) Herston Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2018 (MR3) Herston Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 (MR4) Herston Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 (MR5) Herston Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

The eight week Surgery rotation is devoted to General Surgery (Breast / Endocrine, Upper Gastrointestinal, Hepatopancreatobiliary, Colorectal, Trauma & Acute surgery) and some subspecialties including Burns & Plastics, Urology, Vascular, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery. The aim of this course is to familiarise students with common, serious and life threatening surgical diseases and for the student to develop an understanding of how they present clinically; how to systematically evaluate these conditions; how they are investigated; principles of management; how to assess priorities for treatment; and when and how to initiate referral. The term is not intended to train students as technical surgeons but to develop students that are 'intern ready' who can function as part of a surgical team. Students will be allocated to surgical units, to participate in the daily activities of those units, and to participate in all that happens during their patients' episode of care. In addition, students should attend outpatients, ward rounds, operating theatre, and other unit meetings. In the individual teaching hospitals a tutorial program is conducted.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 (MR1) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 (MR2) Herston Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 (MR3) Herston Internal Course Profile