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Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs - SURG5038

Breast surgery requires a thorough knowledge of the science and management of malignant breast disease. This unit of study aims to prepare the post fellowship candidate for a career in breast surgery. The content focuses on the pathology and recent advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of malignant breast disease. Candidates will gain an in depth understanding of: available prognostic assessment tools; multidisciplinary care of breast cancer patients, including adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endocrine therapy as well as the integral role of the breast care nurse and other allied health staff; risk reduction interventions and survivorship issues. Specific surgical decision algorithms and surgical options for malignant and insitu disease will be thoroughly explored and explained.

Weekly online lectures, discussion boards and webinars.

online quizzes (10%); video assignment (10%); clinical case discussion (10%); short essay (10%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); 1 x online examination (50%)

Additional information
This unit is designed as the second part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for PFT and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease.

Assumed knowledge
Applicants must have completed basic surgical training.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
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: Dr Patsy Soon, A/Prof Sanjay Warrier
HECS Band: 3
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