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Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease - SURG5037

Year - 2018

Breast surgery requires comprehensive knowledge of the basic sciences of the breast and also the various elements of benign breast diseases. This unit of study aims to prepare candidates for a career in breast surgery. The unit content focuses on: 1. the anatomy of the breast, axilla and donor sites for reconstruction flaps; 2. anatomical variations and physiological changes in the breast and axilla; 3. benign breast diseases including mastitis, mastalgia, nipple discharge and aberrations of normal development and involution (ANDI); 4. current radiological modalities in breast disease imaging and risk assessment for patients; and 5. genetic and non-genetic risk assessment for patients.

Weekly online lectures. Discussion boards and webinars.

Online quizzes (20%); submission of short answer questions (30%); 1 x online examination (50%)

ABC of Breast Diseases: 3rd Edition : Michael Dixon

Additional information
This unit of study is aimed at surgeons who are currently participating in Fellowship training in breast surgery or who are currently practicing breast surgery. It is not suitable for junior surgical trainees or those hoping to train in surgery. A FRACS in general or plastic surgery or equivalent is required. Departmental permission is required.

Assumed knowledge
Applicants must have completed basic surgical training.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Andrew Spillane, Dr Jocelyn Lippey
HECS Band: 3
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