This course builds on the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently. Candidates who wish to undertake the clinical components of the Doctor of Surgery must be eligible to undertake surgical training in New South Wales and be appointed to a SET 3 or higher position by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions
Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), one in-depth case analysis (30%), assessment of diagnostic and clinical management (20%), participation in weekly clinical tutorials (20%) (See handbook for details of all assessment tasks)