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 ANAT5027, ANAT5028, ANAT5029 & ANAT5030
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 2015

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

SURG5001

Practical Research Methods For Surgeons I

SURG5016

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

SURG5025

Advanced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

SURG5036

Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation

SURG5003

Practical Research Methods For Surgeons II

SURG5017

Microsurgery

SURG5031
Surgical Skills

PATH5000

Surgical Pathology

SURG5011

Imaging Surgical Patients

SURG5020

Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy

SURG5032

Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

 

SURG5012

Surgical Metabolism

SURG5021

Transplantation Immunobiology

SURG5034

Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE

 

SURG5013

Safety in Surgery


SURG5022

Principles & Practice of Transplantation

SURG5035

Surgical Research and Evaluation

 
ANAT units in a Block of 4 units = Whole Body Dissection; or if taken separately the prerequisite is SURG5034 (exempt are SET trainees, Fellows or have passed the GSSE)

ANAT5027

Whole Body Dissection 1

ANAT5029

Whole Body Dissection 3

ANAT5028

Whole Body Dissection 2

ANAT5030

Whole Body Dissection 4


Surgery Specialty Coursework Only Stream: Breast Surgery

Online/Distance Learning Stream Specific Core Unit

PUBH5018 Biostatistics OR

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease

SURG5038Malignant breast disease & MDTs

 

 

Oncoplastic breast surgery 1 (available in 2017)

Oncoplastic breast surgery 2 (available in 2017)

3 ELECTIVE UNITS which can be selected from subjects offered in the Master of Surgery program (or the Master of Medicine) with the approval of the course coordinator).


Surgical Skills Stream

Obligatory Units
CORE UNIT STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS

PUBH5018: Biostatistics OR

CEPI5100: Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

SURG5031

Surgical Skills

 

PATH5000

Surgical Pathology

SURG5034

Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE

SURG5032

Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

ELECTIVE UNITS - 3 units chosen form the following

SURG5001

Practical Research Methods For Surgeons I

SURG5017

Microsurgery

SURG5003

Practical Research Methods For Surgeons II

SURG5020

Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy

SURG5011

Imaging Surgical Patients

SURG5021

Transplantation Immunobiology

SURG5012

Surgical Metabolism

SURG5022

Principles & Practice of Transplantation

SURG5013

Safety in Surgery

SURG5025

Advanced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

SURG5036

Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation

SURG5035

Surgical Research and Evaluation

SURG5016

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

 
AVAILABLE IN BLOCK OF 4 UNITS ONLY

SURG5027

Whole Body Dissection 1

SURG5029

Whole Body Dissection 3

SURG5028

Whole Body Dissection 2

SURG5030

Whole Body Dissection 4


Surgical Anatomy Streams

Obligatory Units
CORE UNIT STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS

PUBH5018: Biostatistics OR

CEPI5100: Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

SURG5027

Whole Body Dissection 1

 

SURG5028

Whole Body Dissection 2

SURG5029

Whole Body Dissection 3

SURG5030

Whole Body Dissection 4
ELECTIVE UNITS 3 units chosen from the following

SURG5001

Practical Methods for Surgeons I

SURG5017

Microsurgery

SURG5003

Practical Methods for Surgeons II

SURG5020

Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy

SURG5011

Imaging Surgical Patients

SURG5021

Transplantation Immunobiology

SURG5012

Surgical Metabolism

SURG5022

Principles & Practice of Transplantation

SURG5013

Safety in Surgery

SURG5025

Advanced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

SURG5034

Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE

PATH5000

Surgical Pathology

SURG5031

Surgical Skills

SURG5035

Surgical Research and Evaluation

SURG5036

Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation

SURG5032

Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

SURG5016

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery


Surgical Sciences Stream - Online/Distance Learning

Obligatory Units
CORE UNITS STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS

PUBH5018: Biostatistics OR

CEPI5100: Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

SURG5035

Surgical research and Evaluation

 

PATH5000

Surgical Pathology

SURG5036

Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation

SURG5012

Surgical Metabolism

ELECTIVE UNITS 18 units from the following (available ONLY to Surgical Sciences Stream enrolled in Online/Distance Learning mode)

CEPI5102

Literature Searching 2 CP

Semester 1 & 2

PUBH5212

Categorical Data Analysis 2 CP

Semester 2 - Pre-requisite (PUBH5018); 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.

ELECTIVE UNITS

SURG5021

Transplantation Immunobiology

Semester 1

SURG5022

Principles & Practice of Transplantation

Semester 2 - Pre-requisite (SURG5021)

**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 OR

CEPI5100: Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

SURG5035

Surgical research and Evaluation

 

PATH5000

Surgical Pathology

SURG5036

Surgical Research, Translation and Innovation

SURG5012

Surgical Metabolism

ELECTIVE UNITS 3 Units chosen from the following

SURG5001

Practical Research Methods for Surgeons I

SURG5017

Microsurgery

SURG5003

Practical Research Methods for Surgeons II

SURG5021

Transplantation Immunobiology

SURG5011

Imaging Surgical Patients

SURG5022

Principles & Practice of Transplantation

SURG5034

Surgical Anatomy Based on GSSE

SURG5025

Advanced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

SURG5013

Safety in Surgery

SURG5031

Surgical Skills

SURG5020

Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy

SURG5032

Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

AVAILABLE IN BLOCK OF 4 UNITS ONLY

SURG5027

Whole Body Dissection 1

SURG5027

Whole Body Dissection 3

SURG5027

Whole Body Dissection 2

SURG5027

Whole Body Dissection 4

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


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.



STREAM SPECIFIC CORE UNITS DISSERTATION UNITS

ANAT5027

Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by Dissection

 

ANAT5028

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

 

ANAT5029

Surgical Anatomy of the Limbs and Back by Dissection

ANAT5030

Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis by Dissection