Breast surgery requires a thorough knowledge of the science and management of malignant breast disease. This unit of study is aimed at post-fellowship training (PFT) candidates committed to a career in breast surgery. The unit focusses on principles of oncoplastic breast surgery where techniques are used to extend the role of breast conservation and improve the aesthetics of breast conservation surgery. Techniques of volume displacement, mammoplasty, volume replacement, symmetry procedures and good mastectomy technique are covered. There is a considerable focus on clinical judgement regarding use of different techniques and their integration with the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer.
Weekly online lectures; online discussion boards and webinars
3 x case reports (50%); short essay (20%); clinical case discussion (30%)
This unit is designed as the third 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 and SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs.
Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.