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Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2 - SURG5040

This unit of study concludes the specialist breast surgery curriculum. The focus is on breast reconstruction after mastectomy but includes a full range of topics including 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. Students will participate in multi-surgeon meeting case discussions with complex decision-making and management of complications.

Weekly online lectures, online discussion boards and webinars

3x case reports (50%); short essay (20%); clinical case discussions (30%)

Additional information
This unit is designed as the forth and final 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, SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs and SURG5039 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1.

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

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 Samriti Sood, Prof Andrew Spillane
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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