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Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs - SURG5038

Year - 2020

Breast surgery requires a thorough knowledge of the science and management of malignant breast disease and this unit of study aims to prepare the post fellowship candidate for a career in breast surgery. The content focuses on the pathology and recent advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of malignant breast disease. You will gain an indepth understanding of available prognostic assessment tools, multidisciplinary care of breast cancer patients ( including adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endocrine therapy and the integral role of the breast care nurse and other allied health staff) and survivorship issues. Specific surgical decision algorithms and surgical options for malignant and insitu disease will be thoroughly explored and explained.

Weekly online lectures and discussion boards.

Online quizzes (10%); video assignment (10%); clinical case discussion (10%); short answer question (10%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); 1 x online examination (50%))

Additional information
This unit is designed as the second part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease. Students completing all 4 breast surgery units must complete them in sequence ie SURG5037, SURG5038, SURG5039, SURG5040

Assumed knowledge
Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Patsy Soon, A/Prof Sanjay Warrier
HECS Band: 3
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