Two sets of competencies that are essential for a career in surgery will be taught: firstly, the non clinical competencies of leadership, communication, collaboration, health advocacy, scholar and teacher plus the essentials of health law, and an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis relevant to surgical practice and research.; and secondly the essential technical skills involved with open and endoscopic/laparoscopic surgery.
3 full days: day 1 basic open surgical skills: (1) instrument and hand knot tying (2) excision of skin lesions (pig skin) and suturing (3) safe handling of sharps and diathermy (4) tissue handling and dissection (kidney blocks) (5) patient positioning on the operating table. day 2 basic laparoscopic and anastomotic skills: hands-on basic laparoscopic and anastomotic skills (vascular and bowel) course using synthetic and tissue models. day 3 non-technical skills: this workshop will be run in conjunction with the pam mclean centre for communication at the kolling institute. it will focus on how to obtain appropriate consent, breaking bad news, and identifying and managing bullying/harassment.
ethics case discussion (10%), ethics written assignment (20%), skills days and participation assessment (40%), graded module quizzes (10%) submission of 1x half hr edited and annotated skills training video (20%)
The Australian Medico-Legal Handbook Stewart, Kerridge and Parker. Safety at the Sharp End Flin, O'Connor and Crichton. Tissue Approximation in Endoscopic Surgery Cuschieri and Szabo. The SAGES Manual Fundamentals of Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy and GI Endoscopy CEH Scott-Conner.
Places in this unit are strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be placed on the waitlist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waitlist: 16 places, strictly limited, please contact Jayne Seward in the Discipline of Surgery office to be waitlisted for this course. email@example.com