This unit is designed to promote academic surgery pari passu with the objectives of the Section of Academic Surgery (SAS) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). Candidates will develop the skills and art of delivering powerful professional presentations. They will learn how to craft a suitable abstract for a scientific paper or conference using their research findings in a format acceptable for adjudication as an oral presentation at a meeting of a Surgical Research Society or the Annual Scientific Congress of the RACS and its subspecialties. This includes critical steps to successful abstract preparation, visual presentation, content, structure, coherent design and delivery. Key topics include the formation of an effective argument and focus point, style of delivery, avoiding critical errors, including analysing, understanding and handling the audience. On completion, candidates will be confident and have the core skills to present findings of their research effectively in a way that is engaging, persuasive and will maximise impact. This unit is strongly recommended for all undertaking Dissertation A (SURG 5007) and B (SURG 5008) for the Masters of Surgery. As part of their assessment, candidates will be required to present online.
This unit is delivered online and with weekly lectures and discussions.
Compulsory participation and assessment of 6 online modules (30%), online research presentation component (70%).
Notes will be linked to online teaching material.