Surgery

Table of units of study: Surgery

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

Core units of study

SURG5031
Surgical Skills
6    A Waitlist: 16 places, strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course. jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Waitlist: 16 places, strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course. jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au
Semester 2
SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
6      Semester 2
SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE
6   

Please check start date from the Discipline of Surgery timetable as this course commences pre semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

Core units of study

SURG5028
Thorax and Root of the Neck by Dissection
6    A 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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Semester 1
SURG5029
Limbs and Back by Dissection
6    A 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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Semester 1
SURG5030
Abdomen, Pelvis, Perineum by Dissection
6    A 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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Semester 1
SURG5027
Head and Neck by Dissection
6    A 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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Semester 2
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery)

Stream-specific core units of study

SURG5037
Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease
6    A Applicants must have completed basic surgical training.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in Fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practising breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. Prior to being enrolled in this unit, the candidate must notify the the unit coordinators if they are a post-fellowship trainee.
Semester 1
SURG5038
Malignant Breast Disease & MDTs
6    A Applicants must have completed basic surgical training.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in post-fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practising breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. Prior to being enrolled in this unit, those candidates who are post-fellowship trainees must notify their unit coordinators of their course commitment.
Semester 2
SURG5039
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1
6    A Applicants must have completed general surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in Fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practicing breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. A FRACS in general or plastic surgery or equivalent is required.
Semester 1
SURG5040
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2
6    A Applicants must have completed general surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in Fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practising breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. A FRACS in general or plastic surgery or equivalent is required. Prior to being enrolled in this unit, the candidate must notify the individual breast unit supervisors if they are a post-fellowship trainee.
Semester 2
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Surgery

Core unit

Students select one of the following core units:
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010
Semester 1
Semester 2

Dissertation units of study

Students pursuing a research path must enrol in 18 credit points of dissertation units, which may be in one semester or split over two semesters. Students must be enrolled in order to submit their dissertation. If a student is not able to submit his/her dissertation after enrolling in 18 credit points of dissertation units of study, he/she must re-enrol in a minimum of 9 credit points of dissertation units of study, with the concomitant financial liability, every semester until he/she submits.
SURG5007
Dissertation A
9      Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5008
Dissertation B
9      Semester 1
Semester 2

Stream-specific core units

Breast Surgery Stream

SURG5037
Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease
6    A Applicants must have completed basic surgical training.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in Fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practising breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. Prior to being enrolled in this unit, the candidate must notify the the unit coordinators if they are a post-fellowship trainee.
Semester 1
SURG5038
Malignant Breast Disease & MDTs
6    A Applicants must have completed basic surgical training.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in post-fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practising breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. Prior to being enrolled in this unit, those candidates who are post-fellowship trainees must notify their unit coordinators of their course commitment.
Semester 2
SURG5039
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1
6    A Applicants must have completed general surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in Fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practicing breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. A FRACS in general or plastic surgery or equivalent is required.
Semester 1
SURG5040
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2
6    A Applicants must have completed general surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in Fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practising breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. A FRACS in general or plastic surgery or equivalent is required. Prior to being enrolled in this unit, the candidate must notify the individual breast unit supervisors if they are a post-fellowship trainee.
Semester 2

Surgical Anatomy Stream

Students must successfully complete the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy), without graduating, to meet the stream specific core unit requirements of the Surgical Anatomy stream.

Surgical Skills Stream

SURG5031
Surgical Skills
6    A Waitlist: 16 places, strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course. jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Waitlist: 16 places, strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course. jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au
Semester 2
SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
6      Semester 2
SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE
6   

Please check start date from the Discipline of Surgery timetable as this course commences pre semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Surgical Sciences Stream

SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism
6      Semester 2
SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
6    A It would be helpful if candidates have completed Introductory Biostatistics PUBH5018
Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5036
Surg Research: Translation and Innovation
6      Semester 2
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units

SURG5003
Scientific Communication for Surgeons
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5011
Imaging Surgical Patients
6      Semester 2
SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism
6      Semester 2
SURG5016
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Limit 12 students per semester
Semester 2
SURG5017
Microsurgery
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Waitlist: Due to the limitation of students, please contact the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course.
Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5021
Transplantation Immunobiology
6      Semester 1
SURG5022
Principles and Practice of Transplantation
6    P SURG5021
Semester 2
SURG5025
Adv. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
6      Intensive September
Semester 2
SURG5031
Surgical Skills
6    A Waitlist: 16 places, strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course. jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Waitlist: 16 places, strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course. jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au
Semester 2
SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
6      Semester 2
SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
6    A It would be helpful if candidates have completed Introductory Biostatistics PUBH5018
Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5036
Surg Research: Translation and Innovation
6      Semester 2
SURG5041
Surgical Oncology: Principles and Practice
6    A Candidates are expected generally to be undertaking advanced surgical training or similar
P PATH5000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

The following Elective Units are ONLY available for students undertaking the Surgical Sciences stream in an online/distance mode.

CEPI5203
Introduction to Systematic Reviews

This unit of study is not available in 2017

2    C CEPI5102
Semester 2a
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011,CEPI5100
Semester 1
PUBH5211
Multiple Regression and Stats Computing
4    P PUBH5018


The statistical software package we shall be using in this unit is web-based. There is no cost/fee to use this software.
Semester 2
PUBH5212
Categorical Data Analysis
2    P PUBH5018
C PUBH5211
Semester 2b
PUBH5213
Survival Analysis
2    C PUBH5211
Semester 2b
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
In exceptional circumstances, on application to and with written approval from the Head of Discipline or course coordinator, a student may enrol in an elective unit of study not listed above.