Microsurgery (SURG5017)


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.

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Further unit of study information


6x 2 hour labs/tutorials, plus 3 x 2.5hr (Saturday) labs (limit 10 students)


Presentation of logbook and attendance at each tutorial/lab session (40%), technical competence (40%), assignment (20%)


Notes will be distributed prior to the course commencing.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Additional Information

Waitlist: Due to the limitation of students, please contact the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course.

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.