Clinical Surgery Capstone (SURG6022)


This course rounds off the psychomotor, cognitive, literature review and communication skills that are necessary to develop in a career in surgery which are gained in previous clinical surgery courses. The course also provides opportunities for students to develop an ability to critically review the medical and scientific literature with a view to develop supportable, safe and competent clinical management for patients with surgical disease. Students will also have an opportunity to review the wider implications of surgery within the national and global health imperatives and to be able to communicate and defend their views competently. Satisfactory performance in the Clinical Surgery Capstone is mandatory to be awarded the Doctor of Clinical Surgery.

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Further unit of study information


4 x 4.5 hour weekly clinical and or operating sessions and a 2 hour tutorial per week


Satisfactory competent participation in the care of a number of patients (30%), viva voce (70%) - see handbook for details of all assessment tasks

Faculty/department permission required?


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.