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Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1 - SURG5039

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%)

Additional information
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.

Assumed knowledge
Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 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 Ben Green, A/Prof Sanjay Warrier
HECS Band: 3
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