Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Surgical Pathophysiology - SURG5044

Year - 2019

The course runs over 13 weeks with the final week confined to an online assessment task. This course focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of systemic human diseases by considering the normal physiology of an organ system, in the context of understanding the perturbations in normal function that result from disease processes. The physiology and pathogenesis with cover all major organ systems with an emphasis on relevance to surgical practice, particularly the cardio-respiratory-renal axis, blood perturbations and neurosurgical abnormalities. Specialist surgical areas will also be covered, such as endocrine, gastrointestinal and bone and soft tissue alterations. Specific Learning objectives: 1) review the normal functional physiology of the specified organ systems, in the context of how disease processes perturb normal function within these systems, 2) correlate the pathogenesis within these systems with the resulting symptoms, signs and diagnostic test abnormalities that are observed, 3) consider the pathophysiological basis of the approach to management, 4) formulate an understanding of the pathophysiological basis of approaches to screening and prevention of the disease processes being studied.

Classes
online lectures in video format, online tutorials and formative assessment

Assessment
11x15min weekly quizzes (25%) and 1x500wd essay (25%) and 1x1hr final online exam (50%)

Textbooks
Robbins and Cotran Pathological Basis of Disease 9th edition, Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology 25th edition.

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Block mode
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? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Block mode
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
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Distance education
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? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Distance education
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
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Brett Hambly, Prof Rebecca Mason
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.