Advanced Surgery (Breast Surgery)

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

Breast Surgery

Master of Advanced Surgery (Breast Surgery)

Students must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of capstone core units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of surgery selective units of study; and
(c) 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Surgery (Breast Surgery)

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of surgery selective units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Surgery (Breast Surgery)

Students must successfully complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of surgery selective units of study.

Capstone core units

SURG5056
Advanced Surgery Project Part A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5057
Advanced Surgery Project Part B
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Surgery selective units

SURG5037
Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease
6    A Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


This unit is designed as the first part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Ttrainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). Students completing all 4 breast surgery units must complete them in sequence ie SURG5037, SURG5038, SURG5039, SURG5040.
Semester 1
SURG5038
Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs
6    A Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


This unit is designed as the second part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease. Students completing all 4 breast surgery units must complete them in sequence ie SURG5037, SURG5038, SURG5039, SURG5040
Semester 2
SURG5039
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1
6    A Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


This unit is designed as the third part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease and SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs.
Semester 1
SURG5040
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2
6    A Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


This unit is designed as the forth and final part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease, SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs and SURG5039 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1.
Semester 2

Elective units

BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
CEPI5300
Research Grants: Theory and Practice
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N CEPI5505
Semester 1
CLTR5001
Trial Design and Methods
6      Semester 1
GMED5001
Genomics in Clinical Practice
6      Semester 1
HAEM5001
Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Acute Care
6    A Basic knowledge of haemostasis is an advantage.
Semester 2
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6    N GLOH5135
Semester 1
HPOL5006
Business of Health
6      Intensive July
HTIN5003
Health Technology Evaluation
6      Semester 2b
LAWS6054
Health Care and Professional Liability
6   

Core unit for GradDipHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6307
Expert Evidence and Class Action Procedure

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    N LAWS6230 or LAWS6869


Students without a law degree or equivalent may enrol in this unit but should be aware that the unit focuses on legal and evidentiary issues. This unit replaced LAWS6230 Expert Evidence and LAWS6869 Class Actions and Complex Litigation. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Semester 1
PCOL5101
Drugs and Devices: R and D to Registration
6      Semester 1
PCOL5102
Modern Therapeutics and Medical Devices
6      Semester 2
PCOL5105
Commercialising MedTech and Pharma
6      Semester 2
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
PUBH5217
Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling
6    P PUBH5018
N (PUBH5211 or PUBH5212 or PUBH5213)


The statistical software package used in this unit is web-based. There is no cost/fee to use this software.
Semester 2
WORK6130
Leadership in Organisations
6    N ECOF5807 or ECOF6090
Semester 1