Surgery pre-2020 enrolment

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

The following information applies to students who enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences) prior to 2020.

Students enrolled prior to 2020 will be able to complete the course in its original structure or may elect to transfer to the new program provided they meet the admission requirement.

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

Surgery pre-2020 enrolment

For continuing students only

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study.

Core units of study

Any of these units of study can be credited if continuing on to the Master of Surgery.
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5031
Surgical Skills
6    A Final year medical student knowledge of physiology, pathology and anatomy is assumed

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Places in this unit are limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be placed on the waitlist at jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
SURG5032
Physiology for Surgeons
6      Semester 2
SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Surgery pre-2020 enrolment

For continuing students only

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study.

Core units of study

Any of these units of study can be credited if continuing on to the Master of Surgery.
PATH5000 Surgical Pathology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Brett Hambly Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online Assessment: weekly quizzes (20%), 2 x 500 word case discussions (20%), participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (20%), online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Surgical Pathology Unit of Study course in an online course available in Semester 1 or 2. It is based on examination of macroscopic pathology specimens (bottles) available through the Pathology Museum collection and examination of microscopic slides of relevant pathological processes. The course runs over 13 weeks and covers 13 topics. Each week recorded lectures, accompanying slides, required reading, and supplementary materials are provided to students. All material (including assessments) will take approximately 10hours per week to complete. Topics that will be covered in the course will include basic pathological processes (eg immunology, inflammation, neoplasia etc) and systems pathology (eg cardiovascular, respiratory, gastroenterology, neurology, genitourinary, etc).
Textbooks
Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease 9th Ed (Kumar, Abbas, Fausto, Aster)
SURG5031 Surgical Skills

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Glover Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online with a compulsory 2-day workshop at the Sydney Clinical Skills and Stimulation Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital. Assumed knowledge: Final year medical student knowledge of physiology, pathology and anatomy is assumed Assessment: Ethics case discussions (10%), ethics written assignment (20%), case discussions (20%), workshop assessment (5%), communication essay (10%), short answer questions (15%), skills demonstration video (10%), online quizzes (10%) Practical field work: The workshop will include communication skills (in conjunction with the Pam McLean Centre for Communication) and preparation for surgical training tutorials, as well as basic and advanced surgical skills taught by an expert surgical faculty. Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Places in this unit are limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be placed on the waitlist at jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au
This unit focuses on providing a foundation in the surgical skills required by doctors who are applying for surgical training positions and introduces many of the core competencies essential to surgeons during their training and career. On completion of this unit you will be familiar with current standards of treatment for surgical patients with regards to hospital care and technical skills. You will also gain experience in the practical application of the concepts of ethics, scholarship, professionalism, teaching, management and leadership that is expected of junior doctors who plan to pursue a surgical career.
Textbooks
Readings include papers from the scientific literature and selected textbook chapters.
SURG5032 Physiology for Surgeons

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Miguel Iglesias Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures will provide an overview of topics to supplement Ganong and other resources. Assessment: online quizzes (30%), participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (20%), online exam (50%). Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study covers most of the basic and advanced physiology and some pathophysiology that training surgeons need to have at their fingertips. With a focus on the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary systems, the systems and concepts studied confer a deep understanding of those at play during surgery. It provides students with a solid basis for preparation for the GSSE exam of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.
Textbooks
Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 26th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education/ Medical and West's Respiratory Physiology, 10th Edition. Wolters Kluwer.
SURG5034 Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Adjunct Professor Lindsay Wing, Adjunct Associate Professor Allan Meares and Clinical Professor Pierre Chapuis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Tutorials and practical classes with exercises. Please check the surgery timetable for dates. Assessment: Assessment will be based on both attendance and participation in weekly classes. self directed study is required before each of the sessions of approximately 10 hours per session as a minimum. A 90% attendance is required for the course, and a satisfactory pass mark in classwork. There will be a final compulsory trial GSSE exam of 80 MCQs and 20 Spots (held on the final day of the course). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of the course is to assist students in the preparation of the Anatomy component of GSSE conducted by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). These modules comprise: upper limb, lower limb, head and neck thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Each module has three components: a) Identification and SCORPIOS of anatomical structures in wet prosections of the anatomical area for the session. b) Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exercises c) 'Spot' questions on anatomical prosection photographs.
Textbooks
Last's Anatomy 9th Edition, Editor: McMinn; Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Keith L Moore; Color Atlas of Anatomy, (Rohen, Yokochi, Lutjen, Drecoll); Lecture Notes on Anatomy, D.B.Moffat.