Surgery

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

Surgical Sciences

Core units of study

SURG5031
Surgical Skills
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Places in this unit are strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be placed on the waitlist at jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au
Semester 2
SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
6      Semester 2
SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

Core units of study

SURG5028
Thorax, Back, Spinal Cord 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.


Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Semester 1
SURG5029
Upper and Lower Extremities 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.


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.


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.


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 is designed as the first part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the second part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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.
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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the third part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the forth and final part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

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


It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study.
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 is designed as the first part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the second part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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.
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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the third part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the forth and final part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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

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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Places in this unit are strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be placed on the waitlist at jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au
Semester 2
SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
6      Semester 2
SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1

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
SURG5036
Surg Research: Translation and Innovation
6      Semester 2
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1

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. Departmental permission required.
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
SURG5020
Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   

Note: Students must contact Unit of Study coordinator as early as possible to receive pre-reading material
Semester 1
SURG5021
Surgical Immunology
6      Semester 2
SURG5025
Adv. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
6      Semester 2
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.


Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Semester 2
SURG5028
Thorax, Back, Spinal Cord 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.


Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Semester 1
SURG5029
Upper and Lower Extremities 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.


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.


Minimum of 12, maximum of 18 students.
Semester 1
SURG5031
Surgical Skills
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Places in this unit are strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be placed on the waitlist at jayne.seward@sydney.edu.au
Semester 2
SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
6      Semester 2
SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
6    A It would be helpful if candidates have completed Introductory Biostatistics PUBH5018
Semester 1
SURG5036
Surg Research: Translation and Innovation
6      Semester 2
SURG5037
Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease
6    A Applicants must have completed basic surgical training.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the first part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the second part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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.
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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the third part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed as the forth and final part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT 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
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
May apply via special permission for advanced surgical trainees
Semester 1
Semester 2
SURG5042
Urological Oncology
6      Semester 1
SURG5043
Surgical Endoscopy
6    A Candidates are advised to have completed a surgical internship or similar, with some prior exposure to endoscopy
Semester 2
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
6      Semester 1
HPOL5006
Business of Health
6    C HPOL5001 or SMBA6001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who do not meet the recommended co-requisites may be granted entry if they have at least one year's work experience in a related field.
Intensive July
HAEM5001
Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Acute Care
6      Semester 2

The following Elective Units are ONLY available for students undertaking the Surgical Sciences stream in an online/distance mode. Note: these units do not transfer to other streams.

CEPI5315
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
6    C CEPI5100 or PUBH5010
N CEPI5203 or CEPI5102 or CEPI5314
Semester 1
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011 or CEPI5100
Semester 1
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    A PUBH5033, PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or equivalent

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
PUBH5020 is an advanced MPH elective, and some epidemiological concepts, such as population attributable risk are expected knowledge for understanding the Burden of Disease concept, that is important in NCD (chronic disease) prevention, and is part of Module 2 of this unit. In addition, this MPH elective predominantly takes a population and global perspective on NCD prevention, rather than a clinical or health services perspective
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.