Whole Body Dissection 1 (SURG5027)
UNIT OF STUDY
Candidates in this whole body dissection course are required to dissect a whole embalmed cadaver, over 12 weeks, according to the classical dissection methods of Cunningham's Manuals of Practical Anatomy. Candidates dissect in supervised groups of 6, according to a strict daily dissection schedule, so 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.
There are 34 daily dissection sessions (three per week Mon, Tues, Wed) over the 12 weeks of the course. This will provide a total of 204 hours of dissection experience (6 hours per day). All candidates are required to complete the prescribed pre-reading tasks according to the schedule and are submitted to a weekly formative wet-specimen viva voce examination. There is a final written summative wet specimen practical examination at the end of the course. This course provides a comprehensive whole body dissection experience, which when completed provides a detailed three-dimensional "mind map" of the various regions of the human body, so essential to surgical practice.
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
3x6 hour laboratory sessions 9am - 3pm per week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Weekly formative viva voce on wet specimens. Summative formal written practical at end of course.
Lasts Anatomy 9th Edition. Editor McMinn. Churchill Livingstone Publisher.
Cunningham's Practical Anatomy Vol 1 - 3. Editor Romanes. 15th Edition (Oxford)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
SURG5028 and SURG5029 and SURG5030
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.