Requirements for various streams

Coursework Map
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USING THIS GUIDE

1. Firstly, decide which stream best suits your needs noting the distinction between core unit, stream specific core units, and elective units of study.

2. Click on "Units of Study" to see the "Table of Units of Study" to determine which semester the units of interest to you are offered. Note also that some units have prerequisite or co-requisite units which must be undertaken before or concurrently respectively, with the unit of interest.

3. Note that Departmental permission is required for some units where there is a capacity limit:
SURG5017 Microsurgery (Limit 10)
SURG5027 Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by Dissection (limit 24)
SURG5028 Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax and Root of the Neck by Dissection 2 (limit 24)
SURG5029 Surgical Anatomy of the Limbs and Back by Dissection (limit 24)
SURG5030 Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis by Dissection (limit 24)
SURG5034 Surgical Anatomy Based on RACS part 1 (limit 35)
SURG5031 Surgical Skills (limit 16)

4. Note particularly the small group of units with prefixes CEPI and PUBH which are available only for students undertaking the Surgical Sciences Stream in and online/distance mode.

5. Proceed to "Units of Study Description" to determine the mode of delivery, description, and assessment of units.

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Surgical Specialty/Research Dissertation Streams

  • Breast surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Head and neck
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Plastic/reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Surgical outcomes
  • Transplant surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery and endovascular surgery

Note: Candidates in the Research/Dissertation stream are required to present their research project at John Loewenthal scientific meeting

Important note regarding Units of Study SURG5027, SURG5028, SURG5029 & SURG5030
These Units of Study have been combined into the twelve-week Whole Body Dissection Course (GRAD CERT IN ADV CLIN SKILLS), and students who successfully complete the Whole Body Dissection units of study may credit these to the Master of Surgery (Surgical Anatomy).

Stream Requirements 2016

Surgery Speciality/Research Dissertation Streams

Obligatory Units
CORE UNIT DISSERTATION UNITS

PUBH5018: Biostatistics (S1 online or on campus)

OR

CEPI5100: Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology (S1 or 2 online)

SURG5007: Dissertation A

SURG5008: Dissertation B

 

ELECTIVE UNITS - 4 Units chosen from the following

PATH5000

Surgical Pathology (online S1 or 2)


SURG5011

Imaging Surgical Patients

(S2 online)

SURG5012 Surgical Metabolism

(online S2)

SURG5016 Vascular and Endovascular (online/intensive S2) - limit 12 places

SURG5017 Microsurgery
(Tue 6-8pm x 6, Sat 8-10.30am x 3) – limit 10 places

SURG5020 Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy (S1, Tues 6-8pm x 5, plus 1 full Sat)

SURG5021 Transplantation Immunobiology (S1 online)

SURG5022 Principles & Practice of Transplantation
(S2 online – SURG5021 pre requisite)

SURG5025 Advanced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (S2, 4 consecutive days August, 9-4pm)

SURG5031 Surgical Skills (S2, three consecutive days) - limit 16 places

SURG5032 Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons (S2 online)

SURG5034 Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE
(S1 or 2, Sat 9.00-4.30pm fortnightly)

SURG5035 Surgical Research and Evaluation

(online S1)

SURG5036 Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation

(online S2)

 

 

The following units when completed in a Block of 4 = Whole Body Dissection course; or may be taken separately. This is an advanced course and it is recommended for set trainees or if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. These units belong to the Grad Cert of Adv Clin Skills and on completion without graduating from the Grad Cert, credit points can becredited back to the Masters.

SURG5027 Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by Dissection (S2)

SURG5028 Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax and Root of the Neck by Dissection (S2)

SURG5029 Surgical Anatomy of the Limbs and Back by Dissection (S2)

SURG5030 Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis by Dissection (S2)


Surgery Specialty Coursework Only Stream: Breast Surgery

Core Unit

PUBH5018 Biostatistics (S1 online or on campus) OR

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology (S1 or 2 online)

STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS

SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Breast Disease  - S1

SURG5038 Malignant breast disease & MDTs - S2

SURG5039 - Oncoplastic Breast Surgery 1 (available in 2017)

SURG5040 - Oncoplastic Breast Surgery 2 (available in 2017)

Plus 3 SURG ELECTIVE UNITS OF STUDY from Master of Surgery Or complete a research project (Dissertation A and B) for 18 credit points


Surgical Skills Stream

Obligatory Units
CORE UNIT STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS

PUBH5018 Biostatistics
(S1 online or campus)
OR

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

(S1 or 2 online) 
SURG5031
Surgical Skills
(S2, 3 x consecutive days)
limit 16 places
 

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
(S2 online)

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE
(S1 or 2, alternate Saturdays)

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

(S1 or 2 online)

ELECTIVE UNITS - plus 3 units chosen from the following

SURG5011
Imaging Surgical Patients
(
S2 online)

SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism
(S2 online)

SURG5016
Vascular and Endovascular Surg

(S2, online/intensive) limit 12 places

SURG5017
Microsurgery
(Tue 6-8pm x 6, Sat 8-10.30am x 3)
limit 10 places

SURG5020
Advanced Laparoscopic Abdom Anatomy (S1, Tues 6-8pm, 1 Sat)

SURG5021
Transplantation Immunobiology
(S1 online)

SURG5022 Principles & Practice of Transplantation (S2 online; SURG5021 prerequisite)

SURG5025
Advanced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
(S2, 4 x consecutive days)

SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
(S1 online)

SURG5036
Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation
(S2 online) 

 

 

The following units when completed in a Block of 4 = Whole Body Dissection course; or may be taken separately. This is an advanced course and it is recommended for set trainees or if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. These units belong to the Grad Cert of Adv Clin Skills and on completion without graduating from the Grad Cert, credit points can be credited back to the Masters.

SURG5027
Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by Dissection (S2)

SURG5028 Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax and Root of the Neck by Dissection (S2)

SURG5029 Surgical Anatomy of the Limbs and Back by Dissection (S2)

SURG5030 Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen & Pelvis by Dissection (S2)


Surgical Anatomy Streams

Obligatory Units
CORE UNIT STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS

PUBH5018: Biostatistics OR

CEPI5100: Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

SURG5027 – Head and Neck
SURG5028 – Thorax and Root of Neck
SURG5029 – Limbs and Back
SURG5030 – Abdomen and Pelvis
Whole Body Dissection Course

(S2 - every Wed evening, plus alternate full day Sat)

Plus 3 ELECTIVE UNITS chosen from the following

SURG5011
Imaging Surgical Patients
(S2 online)

SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism
(S2 online)

SURG5016
Vascular and Endovascular
(S2, online/1 day intensive)
limit 12 places

SURG5017
Microsurgery
(Tue 6-8pm x 6, Sat 8-10.30am x 3)
limit 10 places

SURG5020
Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy
(S1, Tues 6-8pm x 5, plus 1 full Sat)

SURG5021
Transplantation Immunobiology
(S1 online)

SURG5022
Principles & Practice of Transplantation
(S2 online)
SURG5021 is a pre-requisite

SURG5025
Advanced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (S2, 4 consecutive days August, 9-4pm)

SURG5031
Surgical Skills
(S2, three consecutive days)
limit 16 places

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
(S2 online)

SURG5034 Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE

(S1 or 2, Sat 9.00-4.30pm fortnightly)

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
(online S1 or 2)

SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
(S1 online)

SURG5036
Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation
(S2 online)


Surgical Sciences Stream - Online/Distance Learning

Obligatory Units
CORE UNITS STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS

PUBH5018
Biostatistics (S1)

OR

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
(S1 or 2)

SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism (S2)

 

SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
(S1)

SURG5036
Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation
(S2)

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

(S1 or 2)

**The following units are only available for students undertaking the Surgical Sciences Stream in an online/distance mode, and do not transfer to any other stream.

For enquiries: Public Health Adminstration - Ph: 9114 1228.

CEPI5102
Literature Searching
2 CP
Semester 1 & 2

PUBH5212

Categorical Data Analysis
2 CP
Semester 2 - Pre-requisite PUBH5018 and co-requisite PUBH5211

CEPI5203
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
2 CP
Semester 1 - Co-requisite PUBH5102

PUBH5213
Survival Analysis
2 CP
Semester 2 - Co-requisite PUBH5211

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods & Uses
6 CP
Semester 1

PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention & Control
6 CP
Semester 2 - Pre-requisite PUBH5010 or CEPI5100.
Limit of 40 students per semester.

PUBH5211
Multiple Regression & Stats Computing

4 CP
Semester 2 - Pre-requisite (PUBH5018)

PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention & Control

6 CP
Semester 2 - Pre-requisite PUBH5010 or CEPI5100.
Limit of 40 students per semester.

Transferrable SURG ELECTIVE UNITS:

SURG5021
Transplantation Immunobiology
Semester 1

SURG5022
Principles & Practice of Transplantation
Semester 2 - Pre-requisite SURG5021

SURG5011
Imaging Surgical Patients
Semester 2

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
Semester 2

 

**As an alternative to doing the Elective Units in the Onlline/Distance learning stream, you may wish to do the Research Dissertation option (worth 18 credit points), however please note that your degree will change from Master of Surgery (Surgical Sciences) to Master of Surgery (subspecialty) which will depend upon your Research project. You must still complete the Core Units and Stream Specific Units. Your research does not require you to be domiciled in Sydney. Please contact the if you wish to discuss this option.


Surgical Sciences Stream - Online & face to face

Obligatory Units
CORE UNIT STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS

PUBH5018
Biostatistics
(online or face to face, S1)

OR


CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
(online or face to face, S1 or S2)

SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism (online S2)

 

SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation (online S1)

SURG5036
Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation (online S2)

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology (online S1 or 2)

Plus 3 ELECTIVE UNITS chosen from the following:

SURG5011
Imaging Surgical Patients
(S2 online)

SURG5016
Vascular &Endovascular Surgery
(S2 - online plus 1 day intensive)
12 places

SURG5017
Microsurgery

(Tue 6-8pm x 6,Sat 8-10.30am x 3)
10 places

SURG5020
Advanced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
(S2, 4 day intensive)

SURG5021
Transplantation Immunobiology (S1, online)

SURG5022
Principles & Practice of Transplantation (online, S2, SURG5021 is a prerequisite)

SURG5025
Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy
(S1, Tues 6-8pm x 5, 1 full Sat)

SURG5031
Surgical Skills
(S2, 3 consecutive days) limit 16 students

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
(S2, online)

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE
(S1 or 2 - Sat 9.00-4.30pm, fortnightly)

SURG5020

Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy

SURG5032

Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

The following units when completed in a Block of 4 = Whole Body Dissection course; or may be taken
separately. This is an advanced course and it is recommended for set trainees or if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. These units belong to the Grad Cert of Adv Clin Skills and on completion without graduating from the Grad Cert, credit points can be credited back to the Masters.

SURG5027 Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by Dissection (S2)

SURG5028 Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax & Root of the Neck Dissection (S2)

SURG5029 Surgical Anatomy of the Limbs and Back by Dissection (S2)

SURG5030 Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis by Dissection (S2)

**As an alternative to doing the Elective Units, you may wish to do a Research Dissertation option (worth 18 credit points), however please note that your degree will change from Master of Surgery (Surgical Sciences) to Master of Surgery (subspecialty) which will depend upon your Research project. You must still complete the Core Units and Stream Specific Units. Your research does not require you to be domiciled in Sydney. Please contact the Discipline of Surgery Support Officer (Jayne Seward) if you wish to discuss this option.


Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery)

Admission: This course is designed for Fellows of the RACS in General Surgery or equivalent, who are training or have completed training, in breast surgery. It is expected that this course or equivalent will become a standard part of post-fellowship training in breast surgery. Depending on level of experience, established breast surgeons may choose to undertake some or all of the stream specific units and this can be negotiated on an individual basis. Some units of study can also be undertaken as a short course.

For further details, please email annette.katelaris@sydney.edu.au

CORE UNITS DISSERTATION UNITS

SURG5037

Basic Sciences and Breast Disease

NIL

SURG5038

Malignant breast disease & MDTs

 

SURG5039

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery 1 (available in 2017)

SURG5040

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery 2 (available in 2017)


Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

Obligatory Units
CORE UNITS SEMESTER/MODE

SURG5031

Surgical Skills

Semester 2
(3 consecutive days, Concord)

PATH5000

Surgical Pathology

Semester 1 or 2
Online

SURG5034

Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE

Semester 1 or 2
(Alternate Sat 9:00am – 4:30pm)

SURG5032

Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

Semester 2
Online


Graduate Certificate Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

Obligatory units

STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNIT

SURG5027
Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by Dissection

SURG5028
Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax and Root of the Neck by Dissection

SURG5029
Surgical Anatomy of the Limbs and Back by Dissection

SURG5030
Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis by Dissection



This course may be accredited to the Master of Surgery. Students who wish to complete the MS Surgical Anatomy must enrol in the Grad Cert of Adv Clin Skills, concurrently with the MS, successfully complete the requirements of the Grad Cert Adv Clin Skills, without graduating, then transfer the credit to the MS.the credit to the MS.