Prac. Research Methods for Surgeons II (SURG5003)

UNIT OF STUDY

Get Ahead in Surgery: Research Output - Produce or Perish

A competitive edge facilitates rapid career progression and success in Surgery. Increasingly, emphasis is being placed on non-technical skills to differentiate surgeons. In particular, surgeons are expected to present at scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals, but what tuition or guidance is provided to enable these goals to be achieved?

This course will ensure that students are confident writing and revising papers for peer-review publication and are able to deliver professional presentations at scientific meetings. The key focus is on achieving key research output with the explicit aim of enhancing your CV. There is particular emphasis on providing an `insider┬┐s guide┬┐ to successful abstract and paper writing, using a standardized and highly successful approach. Presentation at national and international scientific meetings demands can be daunting, regardless of seniority. Take your presentation skills to the next level. Learn an approach used in media skills training to prepare and delivery powerful presentations like the experts. Understand how to handle your audience and give them what they want.

By the end of the course you will be confident (i) writing and revising papers for peer-review publication and (ii) preparing effective abstracts and delivering powerful, professional presentations at scientific meetings. The course will involve interactive lectures and practical exercises and opportunities to interact with key experts in the field. Assessment will be based on attendance and active participation in weekly tutorials and a written assignment, involving preparation of an abstract and paper for publication.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

10x2hr lecture/ tutorials; the course will involve interactive lectures and practical exercises

Assessment

Assessment will be based on attendance, completion of weekly exercises and participation in weekly classes (30%); and presentation and submission of a written assignment (70%)

Textbooks

Current evidence-based medicine and surgical literature- references supplied

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

SURG5001

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.