Surgery (2020 enrolment)

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Surgery (2020 enrolment)

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study
(b) the following streams are available:
(i) Surgical Anatomy
A unit of study is worth 6 credit points and represents approximately 10 hours of study per week in a 13-week semester.
Credit points obtained in this course can be credited to the Graduate Certificate in Surgery, Graduate Diploma in Surgery or Master of Surgery (without graduating from this course).

Stream specific units of study

SURG5028
Thorax, Back, Spinal Cord by Dissection
6    A This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training.
Semester 1
SURG5029
Upper and Lower Extremities by Dissection
6    A This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training.
Semester 1
SURG5030
Abdomen, Pelvis, Perineum by Dissection
6    A This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training.
Semester 1
SURG5027
Head and Neck by Dissection
6    A This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training.
Semester 2

Surgery (2020 enrolment)

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study
(b) the following streams are available:
(i) Surgical Anatomy
A unit of study is worth 6 credit points and represents approximately 10 hours of study per week in a 13-week semester.
Credit points obtained in this course can be credited to the Graduate Certificate in Surgery, Graduate Diploma in Surgery or Master of Surgery (without graduating from this course).

Stream specific units of study

SURG5028 Thorax, Back, Spinal Cord by Dissection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Adjunct Professor Lindsay Wing, Adjunct Associate Professor Allan Meares,Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1 Classes: Please refer to Surgery timetable for dates Assumed knowledge: This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. Assessment: Regular viva voce on wet specimens, MCQs, Spot tests There is a final exam at the end of the module similar to that used in the GSSE. Attendance is compulsory without a signed medical certificate within 5 days. You must attend 90% of the course. 30% for attendance, 40% for dissection, and 30% for final spot tests. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a face to face teaching course. Candidates dissect in supervised groups of 6, according to a strict daily dissection schedule, utilising team-based learning (TBL) methods. This is a proven technique for teaching clinical topographical anatomy to surgical trainees. Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis on applied clinical and surgical anatomy. Supervision is by surgeons. All candidates are given allotted tasks to prepare for presentation to the class prior to dissection. Self-directed study is required before each of the sessions of approximately 10 hours per session as a minimum. The student is expected to have read and learnt the appropriate texts before coming to class. There are ongoing SCORPIOs carried out during the dissection. At the end of each module there is a summative examination. The dissection covers all aspects of the thorax, including body wall, thoracic wall, diaphragm, thoracic cavity, superior, anterior, middle and posterior mediastinum, pleura, lungs, heart, oesophagus, and osteology of thorax.
Textbooks
Cunninghams Manual of Practical Anatomy, Rachel Koshi, 16th ed, Vol 2, Oxford University Press.
SURG5029 Upper and Lower Extremities by Dissection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Adjunct Professor Lindsay Wing, Adjunct Associate Professor Allan Meares, Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1 Classes: Please refer to Surgery timetable for dates Assumed knowledge: This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. Assessment: Regular viva voce on wet specimens, MCQs, Spot tests. There is a compulsory test at the end of each module. This test is at the same level of knowledge of the GSSE. Attendance is compulsory without a signed medical certificate within 5 days. You must attend 90% of the course. 30% for attendance, 40% for dissection, and 30% for final spot tests. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a face to face teaching course. Candidates dissect in supervised groups of 6, according to a strict daily dissection schedule, utilising team-based learning (TBL) methods. This is a proven technique for teaching clinical topographical anatomy to surgical trainees. Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis on applied clinical and surgical anatomy. Supervision is by specialist surgeons. All candidates are given allotted tasks to prepare for presentation to the class prior to dissection. Self directed study is required before each of the sessions of approximately 10 hours per session as a minimum. The student is expected to have read and learnt the appropriate texts before coming to class. There are ongoing SCORPIOs carried out during the dissection. At the end of each module there is a summative examination. The dissection course covers anterior compartment of the thigh, medial compartment of the thigh, gluteal region and hip joint, posterior compartment of thigh, popliteal fossa and knee joint, anterior compartment of the leg, dorsum of foot, lateral compartment of the leg, posterior compartment of the leg, sole of foot, ankle and foot joints, osteology of lower limb.
Textbooks
Cunninghams Manual of Practical Anatomy, Rachel Koshi, 16th ed, Vol 1, Oxford University Press.
SURG5030 Abdomen, Pelvis, Perineum by Dissection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Adjunct Professor Lindsay Wing, Adjunct Associate Professor Allan Meares, Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1 Classes: Please refer to Surgery timetable for dates Assumed knowledge: This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. Assessment: Regular viva voce on wet specimens, MCQs, Spot tests. There is a compulsory test at the end of each module, similar to that used in the GSSE. Attendance is compulsory without a signed medical certificate within 5 days. You must attend 90% of the course. 30% for attendance, 40% for dissection, and 30% for final spot tests. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a face to face teaching course. Candidates dissect in supervised groups of 6, according to a strict daily dissection schedule, utilising team-based learning (TBL) methods. This is a proven technique for teaching clinical topographical anatomy to surgical trainees. Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis on applied clinical and surgical anatomy. Supervision is by specialist surgeons. All candidates are given allotted tasks to prepare for presentation to the class prior to dissection. Self-directed study is required before each of the sessions of approximately 10 hours per session as a minimum. The student is expected to have read and learnt the appropriate texts before coming to class. There are ongoing SCORPIOs carried out during the dissection. At the end of each module there is a summative examination. The course covers the anterior abdominal wall, abdominal cavity, peritoneum, vessels and nerves of the gut, gastro and intestinal tract, liver and biliary tract, pancreas, spleen, posterior abdominal wall, kidneys, ureters, and suprarenal glands, rectum, urinary bladder and ureters is in the pelvis, male internal genital organs, female internal genital organs and urethra, pelvic peritoneum, vessels and nerves, perineum, male urogenital region, female urogenital region, pelvic joints and ligaments, lumbosacral plexus.
Textbooks
Cunninghams Manual of Practical Anatomy, Rachel Koshi, 16th ed, Vol 2, Oxford University Press.
SURG5027 Head and Neck by Dissection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Adjunct Professor Lindsay Wing, Adjunct Associate Professor Allan Meares, Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 2 Classes: Please refer to Surgery timetable for dates. Assumed knowledge: This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. Assessment: Regular viva voce on wet specimens, MCQs, Spot tests. There is a compulsory test at the end of each module similar to that used in the GSSE. Attendance is compulsory without a signed medical certificate within 5 days. You must attend 90% of the course. 30% for attendance, 40% for dissection, and 30% for final spot tests. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a face to face teaching course. Candidates dissect in supervised groups of 6, according to a strict daily dissection schedule, utilising team-based learning (TBL) methods. This is a proven technique for teaching clinical topographical anatomy to surgical trainees. Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis on applied clinical and surgical anatomy. Supervision is by surgeons. All candidates are given allotted tasks to prepare for presentation to the class prior to dissection. Self-directed study is required before each of the sessions of approximately 10 hours per session as a minimum. The student is expected to have read and learnt the appropriate texts, before coming to class. There are ongoing SCORPIOs carried out during the dissection. At the end of each module there is a summative examination. The areas covered by the dissection include skull, cranial nerves, face, special senses, gross neuroanatomy, superficial neck, salivary glands, infratemporal fossa, pterygopalatine fossa, deep neck, suboccipital triangle, mouth, pharynx, larynx, thyroid, parathyroid, root of neck, vertebral canal and spinal cord.
Textbooks
Cunninghams Manual of Practical Anatomy, Rachel Koshi, 16th ed, Vol 3, Oxford University Press.