Head and Neck by Dissection (SURG5027)
UNIT OF STUDY
This is a face to face teaching course. Candidates dissect in supervised groups of 6, according to a strict daily dissection schedule, utilising team based learning (TBL) methods. This is a proven technique for teaching clinical topographical anatomy to surgical trainees. Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis on applied clinical and surgical anatomy. Supervision is by surgeons. All candidates are given allotted tasks to prepare for presentation to the class prior to dissection. Self directed study is required before each of the sessions of approximately 10 hours per session as a minimum. The student is expected to have read and learnt the appropriate texts, identified the main structures in Rohen's Color Atlas, and completed the MCQs and SPOT tests before coming to class where they will be marked and discussed .There are ongoing SCORPIOs carried out during the dissection. At the end of each module there is a summative examination. The areas covered by the dissection include skull, cranial nerves, face, special senses, gross neuroanatomy, superficial neck, salivary glands, infratemporal fossa, pterygopalatine fossa, deep neck, suboccipital triangle, mouth, pharynx, larynx, thyroid, parathyroids, root of neck, vertebral canal and spinal cord.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)
- Master of Surgery (Breast Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Colorectal)
- Master of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Hand Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Head and Neck)
- Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery)
- Master of Surgery (Orthopaedic)
- Master of Surgery (Otorhinolaryngology)
- Master of Surgery (Paediatric Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Surgical Anatomy)
- Master of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
- Master of Surgery (Surgical Outcomes)
- Master of Surgery (Surgical Sciences)
- Master of Surgery (Surgical Skills)
- Master of Surgery (Transplant Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Trauma Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery)
- Master of Surgery (Urology)
- Master of Surgery (Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery)
Further unit of study information
Please refer to Surgery timetable for dates.
Regular viva voce on wet specimens, MCQs, Spot tests. There is a compulsory test at the end of each module similar to that used in the GSSE. Attendance is compulsory without a signed medical certificate within 5 days. You must attend 90% of the course. 30% for attendance, 40% for dissection, and 30% for final spot tests.
Lasts Anatomy 9th Edition. Editor McMinn. Churchill Livingstone Publisher; 'Color Atlas of Anatomy', Rohen, Yokochi, Lutjen, Drecoll; Grant's Dissector, Alan J Detton, 16th Edition.
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
This is an advanced course and it is recommended for advanced trainees who are preparing for the GSSE or for a SET program. It is also available if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training.
Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Study this unit outside a degree
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.
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.