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Master of Surgery pre-2020

Unit of study table

The following information applies to students who enrolled in the Master of Surgery (Coursework) prior to 2020.

Students enrolled prior to 2020 will be able to complete the course in its original structure or may elect to transfer to the new program provided they meet the admission requirement.

Surgery pre-2020 enrolment

For continuing students only

Master of Surgery

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 18 credit points of dissertation units of study or
(c) 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study; and
(d) a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study.
The following streams are available:
(i) Surgical Sciences
(ii) Surgical Skills
(iii) Surgical Anatomy
(iv) Breast Surgery
(v) Research Dissertation (surgical sub-specialty):
– Breast Surgery
– Cardiothoracic Surgery
– Colorectal
– Endocrine Surgery
– Hand Surgery
– Head and Neck
– Neurosurgery
– Orthopaedic
– Otorhinolaryngology
– Paediatric Surgery
– Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
– Surgical Anatomy
– Surgical Oncology
– Surgical Outcomes
– Surgical Sciences
– Surgical Skills
– Transplant Surgery
– Trauma Surgery
– Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
– Urology
– Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery.

 

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

Core units of study

For all streams. Students select one of the following units:
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010
FMHU5002
Introductory Biostatistics
6    PUBH5018

Stream specific core units

Research Dissertation Stream
SURG5007
Dissertation A
9     
SURG5008
Dissertation B
9     
Surgical Sciences Stream
SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism
6     
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6     
SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
6    A It would be helpful if candidates have completed Introductory Biostatistics PUBH5018
SURG5036
Surg Research: Translation and Innovation
6     
Surgical Skills Stream
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6     
SURG5031
Surgical Skills
6    Final year medical student knowledge of physiology, pathology and anatomy is assumed
SURG5032
Physiology for Surgeons
6     
SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE
6     
Breast surgery stream
SURG5037
Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease
6    This unit is designed as the first 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). Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery
SURG5039
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1
6    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). Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest
SURG5037 and SURG5038
SURG5038
Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs
6    This unit is designed as the first 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). Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery
SURG5037
SURG5040
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2
6    This unit is designed as the forth and final 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). Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery
SURG5037 and SURG5038 and SURG5039

Elective units

HAEM5001
Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Acute Care
6    Basic knowledge of haemostasis is an advantage
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6     
SURG5003
Scientific Communication for Surgeons
6    P SURG5001
SURG5011
Imaging Surgical Patients
6    IMAG5042
SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism
6     
SURG5016
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
6     
SURG5017
Microsurgery
6     
SURG5021
Surgical Immunology
6     
SURG5025
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
6    C Recommended: SURG5001
SURG5031
Surgical Skills
6    Final year medical student knowledge of physiology, pathology and anatomy is assumed
SURG5032
Physiology for Surgeons
6     
SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE
6     
SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
6    A It would be helpful if candidates have completed Introductory Biostatistics PUBH5018
SURG5036
Surg Research: Translation and Innovation
6     
SURG5041
Surgical Oncology: Principles and Practice
6    Pathology knowledge equivalent to GSSE
SURG5042
Urological Oncology
6     
SURG5043
Surgical Endoscopy
6    Candidates are advised to have completed a surgical internship or similar with some prior exposure to endoscopy
SURG5045
Orthopaedic Surgery
6     
SURG5027
Head and Neck by Dissection
6    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
SURG5028
Thorax, Back, Spinal Cord by Dissection
6    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
SURG5029
Upper and Lower Extremities by Dissection
6    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
SURG5030
Abdomen, Pelvis, Perineum by Dissection
6    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

Optional Electives

The following units are for the Surgical Sciences distance/online stream only.
Note: These units do not transfer to other streams.
CEPI5315
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
6    CEPI5100 or PUBH5010 or CLTR5001
CEPI5203 or CEPI5102 or CEPI5314
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    BSTA5011
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention
6    PUBH5033 or PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or equivalent
PUBH5555
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6    PUBH5010 or CEPI5100