Surgery units

University of Tasmania
Surgery Units - 1996

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CKA500 Surgery 5
CKA600 Surgery 6

Cover: (a) Surgical Specialty teaching - for each specialty, students are given a basic curriculum which must be covered during attachment to the specialty, and through self-directed learning. The curriculum includes a number of skills which must be acquired, and at the end of each specialty attachment. Students sit a multiple choice question test and a skills examination; and (b) General Surgery teaching - students are attached to a general surgical unit where they act as junior interns, under close supervision of medical staff. Students record the history and clinical features of patients admitted to their unit, may perform minor procedures under supervision, follow cases to the operating theatre, take part in ward rounds (where they are expected to present case histories/progress reports to medical staff) and in ward teaching.

Special notes
teaching staff (Coordinator) Mr S Wilkinson and Mr SN Sinha;
campus & mode fifth year is taught in Northern Tasmania (NWGH & LGH) and 6th year in the South (RHH), int
unit weight [25% and 25%]
teaching pattern 5th and 6th years are considered as a continuum over 72 weeks made up of 8 blocks, each of 9 weeks. Of these, one block will be for General Surgery teaching, and one block for Surgical Specialty teaching
prerequisites (5th year) successful completion of 4th year medicine (6th year) successful completion of 5th year medicine
mutual exclusions
method of assessment (5th year) at the end of the General Surgery Block, specialty surgery multiple choice questions (40%), skills exam (60%); (6th year) at the end of the General Surgery Block, a clinical exam involving a 'long case' and several 'short cases'. 6th year rotations in Hobart Completion of a Trauma Course in sixth year is mandatory. In the sixth year of the course, in addition to the specialty or general surgery rotations outlined above, students must (a) satisfactorily complete a 2-day trauma course, involving acquisition of knowledge and skills required in the emergency management of severely injured patients; and (b) rotate for a complete week through the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department. At the end of the Surgical Specialty Block, a written multiple choice questions exam (40%), and a skills exam (60%). The integrated exam at the end of sith year also has surgical components on OSCE, SAQ and multiple choice questions.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (M3B)

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