Surgical Sciences 1

10 Units

This course will give the student a comprehensive and critical understanding of the pathophysiology, aetiology, outcomes and management of surgical disease. This course is a compulsory course in the Master of Traumatology Surgical Specialisation.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and analyse the principles of surgical disease including current strategies for management.
  2. Identify supportive measures in the surgical patient including antibiotic treatment, transfusional therapies, infection prevention and early physiotherapy.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the management of surgical patients through preoperative, operative and postoperative periods.
  • Embryology
  • Upper limb anatomy
  • Lower limb anatomy
  • Muscle physiology
  • Spine
  • Hand
  • Immunology and infectious disease
  • Antibiotics
  • Haematology 1
  • Haematology 2
  • Haematology 3
  • Miscellaneous

Further to the coursework, students will be required to attend an intensive three-day face to face interactive workshop.

  • This course is only available to students who are active in the Master of Traumatology program.
Assessment Items
  • Quiz: Weekly MCQs *
  • Participation: Discussion Board *
  • Written Assignment: Final Assignment *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours


Online Activity

Online 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 1

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Participation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (Minimum one entry per topic.) 2. Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (All quizzes must be attempted and submitted via Blackboard. First attempt is final.) 3. Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must submit and pass this assignment to pass the course.)
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for SURG6001
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