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Surgical Endoscopy - SURG5043

Year - 2020

Endoscopy has rapidly become the mainstay of modern, minimally invasive surgical practise and includes diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In this unit of study you will gain insight into the current and potential surgical applications of endoscopy. You will develop a deep understanding of the core principles of endoscopy, its history, safety considerations and general troubleshooting, along with an overview of its uses in multiple subspecialties, and gain from practical experience at a compulsory simulation workshop.

Online lectures and tutorials; compulsory face to face 1 day workshop with simulation training at Royal Prince Alfred Surgical Simultion Centre.

Simulation assessment (30%); 1x 1000 word critical appraisal (20%); weekly online quizzes (20%); participation in online case discussion forums (30%)

Norton, I & Bourke, M (2017) Endoscopy Handbook. Gastroenterological Society of Australia.

Assumed knowledge
Candidates are advised to have completed a surgical internship or similar with some prior exposure to endoscopy.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
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 James Symons
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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