SURG5850 Surgical Specialty Core Skills

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit offers students practical experience in core surgical skills related to a specific surgical specialty. The unit also contains an academic component, focusing on critical evaluation of surgical procedures in a clinical setting.
Students are able to (1) use and critically evaluate evidence-based information to inform clinical practice; (2) have practical experience performing core surgical skills procedures relevant to the student's surgical specialty in a workshop environment under supervision; (3) apply a robust framework to describe surgical procedures in a comprehensive fashion; and (4) apply evidence to critically evaluate the application of surgical procedures in a clinical setting.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-term assessment; (2) individual clinical assessment rating; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Winthrop Professor Jeff Hamdorf
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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