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SURG5016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

In this unit of study you will develop a sophisticated working knowledge of the academic basis of contemporary vascular surgical practice. Vascular anatomy, pathophysiology, imaging and treatment options (non-operative, open surgical or endovascular) of vascular surgical disorders will be discussed.

Code SURG5016
Academic unit Surgery
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the anatomy critical to the exposure of and access to vascular structures
  • LO2. describe the structure and function of normal blood vessels and explain disease processes affecting blood vessels
  • LO3. identify medical therapies to treat vascular pathologies and explain the haemodynamics of blood flow
  • LO4. define the principles of ultrasonography relevant to imaging normal vascular anatomy and to the diagnosis of vascular pathology
  • LO5. describe normal haemostasis, haemostatic disorders, thromboembolic disease, and therapeutic anticoagulation
  • LO6. understand the principles involved in performing a vascular anastomosis and an endovascular intervention
  • LO7. understand the assessment and management of patients with peripheral arterial disease
  • LO8. understand the assessment and management of patients with aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection
  • LO9. understand the assessment and management of patients with extracranial carotid disease
  • LO10. understand the assessment and management of patients with superficial and deep venous insufficiency
  • LO11. understand the assessment and management of patients with diabetic foot complications
  • LO12. assess the conditions presenting to a vascular surgeon that require expeditious intervention in order to potentially avoid significant morbidity and mortality.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.