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Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2 - SURG5040

Year - 2018

This unit of study concludes the specialist breast surgery stream. It begins with the theory behind advanced oncoplastic breast surgery procedures including a full range of volume replacement flaps, lipofilling and nipple reconstruction techniques. The unit also covers the full range of breast reconstruction techniques including implant based reconstruction, latissimus dorsi reconstruction and free flap tissue options for breast reconstruction. Learning activities include multi-surgeon meeting case discussions with complex decision-making and management of complications.

Weekly online lectures, online discussion boards and webinars

3 part case based written assignment (50%); short answer questions (20%); participation in MDT discussion boards (30%)

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 practising 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 general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 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
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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