Breast surgery requires comprehensive knowledge of the basic sciences of the breast and also the various elements of benign breast diseases. This unit of study aims to prepare candidates for a career in breast surgery. The unit focuses on: 1. the anatomy of the breast, axilla and donor sites for reconstruction flaps 2. anatomical variations and physiological changes in the breast and axilla 3. benign breast diseases including mastitis, mastalgia, nipple discharge and aberrations of normal development and involution (ANDI) 4. current radiological modalities in breast disease imaging and risk assessment for patients 5. genetic and non-genetic risk assessment for patients 6. the importance of oestrogen and HER 2 receptors in breast cancer.
Online lectures, discussion boards and webinars.
Online quizzes (10%); 2 x short essays (20%); clinical case discussions (15%); webinar case presentation (5%); 1 x online examination (50%)
ABC of Breast Diseases: 3rd Edition : Michael Dixon
This unit is designed as the first part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Ttrainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). Students completing all 4 breast surgery units must complete them in sequence ie SURG5037, SURG5038, SURG5039, SURG5040.
Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.