Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE (SURG5034)


The aim of this course is to prepare the student for the Anatomy component of the Part 1 examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Each of the 8 modules has three components:
i) Identification of tagged anatomical structures in wet prosections of the anatomical area for the session
ii) Multiple choice question (MCQ) exercises
iii) "Spot" questions on anatomical prosection photographs

The methodology used in the latter two components is similar to that used by RACS in the Part 1 examination. The 8 modules comprise: upper limb (2), lower limb (2), head and neck (4), thorax (1), abdomen (3), and pelvis (1). Self directed study is required before each of the sessions.

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8 x alternate Sat tutorials and practical classes with exercises


Assessment is compulsory without a medical certificate. There is a required pass mark for the MCQ and Spot Questions.


Last's Anatomy 9th Edition.
Editor: McMinn

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This unit is limited to 24 places per semester. Candidates should apply to the Postgraduate Coordinator ( to be placed on the waitlist.

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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.