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SURG5025: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

The objective of this unit of study is for participants to develop greater understanding of the operative anatomy, pathophysiology and treatment options for complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases by laparoscopic or open means. Separate areas will focus on benign and malignant disease, diagnosis and management, including acute pancreatitis, pancreatic and liver transplantation. This unit of study will introduce participants to key areas of operative anatomy, pathology, imaging and surgical techniques at an advanced level. It is anticipated that this unit of study would be of value to any Doctor wishing to pursue a career in General Surgery, as well as more advanced trainees interested in the subspecialty area of Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. By the end of the course, participants will have developed the ability to critically appraise contemporary hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgical practice and have the knowledge to investigate and manage all common HPB problems.

Code SURG5025
Academic unit Surgery
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Discuss the presentation and clinical management of diseases of the pancreas, gallbaldder and liver
  • LO2. Analyse the role of imaging in both work-op and during surgery for management of HPB disease
  • LO3. Demonstrate the ability to review HPB case presentations with reference to the literature
  • LO4. Investigate and discuss the role of new surgical techniques in the management of HPB disease
  • LO5. Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and procedural knowledge to the management of HPB disease in both simple and complex presentations

Unit outlines

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