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SURG5042: Urological Oncology

The management of urological cancers requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the pathological basis, imaging, diagnosis and treatment options for all stages of disease. This unit of study aims to prepare the training surgeon, interested in urology or surgical oncology, for a career managing urological cancers. You will gain a deep understanding of uro-oncology - prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, penile and other rarer cancers – including diagnosis, staging and effective management (in the ward and clinic). The importance of imaging and pathology, and the role and outcomes of surgery, radiotherapy and medical oncology in the management of these cancers will be considered.

Code SURG5042
Academic unit Surgery
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. identify and describe the pathology, and staging of urological cancers
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of how to make a diagnosis for each of the cancers
  • LO3. understand the treatment options for localised disease
  • LO4. understand the treatment options for advanced disease
  • LO5. counsel a patient with newly diagnosed prostate, bladder, kidney or testicular cancer about prognosis and management plan.

Unit outlines

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