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SURG5017: Microsurgery

The course will deliver focused sessions on applied Microsurgical anatomy, and practical training in Microsurgery - Micro vascular and micro neural techniques. Real time demonstrations, Video, other visual and printed material will be used to aid teaching and to supplement the 'eyes on scope' sessions. Sessions will comprise of brief lecture, demonstration of techniques to be developed in the class, followed by supervised Microsurgical practice with set objectives and standards. Students will keep a detailed log book and present a discussion paper on an element of Microsurgery they find challenging or stimulating.

Code SURG5017
Academic unit Surgery
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of Microsurgery techniques
  • LO2. Demonstrate proficiency in microvascular anastomosis; including end to end, end to side, and vessel graft techniques
  • LO3. Demonstrate proficiency in microneural anastmosis, including nerve graft techniques
  • LO4. Identify the key learning issues in microsurgical procedures
  • LO5. Demonstrate proficiency in completing patent vessel anastmosis in laboratory animals
  • LO6. Satisfactorily complete a viable free tissue transfer procedure

Unit outlines

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