Surg Skills and Pract Professionalism (SURG5031)


Two sets of competencies that are essential for a career in surgery will be taught - firstly, the non clinical competencies of leadership, communication, collaboration, health advocacy, scholar and teacher plus the essentials of ethics and health law, and secondly the essential technical skills involved with open and endoscopic / laparoscopic surgery.

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1x2 hr practical lab each week, plus an online component


2x on line exam for non clinical comps, 1x2 hr lab based assessment for technical skills. Submission of 1x 1/2hr edited and annotated skills training video.


The Australian Medico-Legal Handbook Stewart, Kerridge and Parker. Safety at the Sharp End Flin, O'Connor and Crichton. Tissue Approximation in Endoscopic Surgery Cuschieri and Szabo. The SAGES Manual Fundamentals of Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy and GI Endos

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