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SURG5031: Surgical Skills

Surgical Skills focuses on providing a foundation in the skills required by doctors who are applying for surgical training positions and introduces many of the core competencies essential to surgeons during their training and career. On completion of this unit you will be familiar with current standards of treatment for surgical patients with regards to hospital care and technical skills. You will gain experience in the practical application of the concepts of ethics, scholarship, professionalism, teaching, management and leadership that is expected of junior doctors who plan to pursue a surgical career.

Code SURG5031
Academic unit Surgery
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Final year medical student knowledge of physiology, pathology and anatomy is assumed

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

  • LO1. demonstrate how to prepare a patient for surgery, provide intraoperative care and optimise recovery
  • LO2. investigate the principles of ethics and professionalism and how they relate to the practice of surgery
  • LO3. analyse the role of research and teaching in surgery
  • LO4. discuss the role of the surgeon as a leader and manager
  • LO5. demonstrate technical skills and procedural knowledge equivalent to a junior surgical trainee.

Unit outlines

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