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Surgical Endoscopy - SURG5043

Endoscopy has rapidly become the mainstay of modern, minimally invasive surgery, and includes both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This unit of study provides an introduction to endoscopy, it's current and potential future surgical application. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the principles of endoscopy, its history, safety considerations and general troubleshooting, along with an overview of its uses in multiple subspecialties. Students will receive practical experience at a compulsory simulation workshop.

online lectures and tutorials; compulsory face to face 1 day workshop with simulation training

simulation assessment (30%); 1, 000 word critical appraisal (20%); weekly online quizzes (10 x 5% = 50%)

Assumed knowledge
Candidates are advised to have completed a surgical internship or similar, with some prior exposure to endoscopy


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
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? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr James Symons
HECS Band: 3
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