SURGERY 7001EX - Minimally Invasive Surgery Theory I

External - Quadmester 1 - 2017

Theory I Provides a thorough introduction into the history of minimally invasive surgery. Students will then investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information on a large range of theoretical and practical aspects of minimally invasive surgery including operating theatre design-endosuite standards, the anatomy of a trouble shooting for a laparoscopic tower, laparoscopes, visualisation systems and recording devices, electrosurgery, energy devices, harmonics, liasure and thunderbeat, plasma medicine, tissue approaximation, suture technique and staple technology.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code SURGERY 7001EX
    Course Minimally Invasive Surgery Theory I
    Coordinating Unit Surgical Specialties
    Term Quadmester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Assumed Knowledge Basic knowledge of minimally invasive surgical techniques
    Restrictions Available to MMIS students only
    Course Description Theory I Provides a thorough introduction into the history of minimally invasive surgery. Students will then investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information on a large range of theoretical and practical aspects of minimally invasive surgery including operating theatre design-endosuite standards, the anatomy of a trouble shooting for a laparoscopic tower, laparoscopes, visualisation systems and recording devices, electrosurgery, energy devices, harmonics, liasure and thunderbeat, plasma medicine, tissue approaximation, suture technique and staple technology.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Peter Hewett

    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Understand the basis and relevance of the program and understand how
    continuous innovation in surgical technique and instrumentation has
    brought minimally invasive surgery to its current state.
    2 Appreciate the fundamentals about operating theatre design and endosuite
    standards for the future and predict how changing technology will
    influence operation theatre design.
    3 Demonstrate mastery in the anatomy of, and trouble shooting for, a
    laparoscopic tower and to have the skills and knowledge to correct
    malfunctions in the components of the laparoscopic tower.
    4 Demonstrate an understanding of laparoscopes, visualisation systems and recording devices used in minimally invasive surgery.
    5 Demonstrate the mastery of theoretical knowledge relating to electrosurgery in open and laparoscopic surgery.
    6 Understand the theoretical knowledge relating to energy devices:
    Harmonics, Ligasure and Thunderbeat that are available for dissection in
    laparoscopic surgery.
    7 Understand complex information regarding plasma medicine and how it can be applied to surgery, wound healing and sterilisation.
    8 Demonstrate knowledge on the tissue approximation suture technique and
    how to use the appropriate suture material for laparoscopic suturing and
    knots.
    9 Demonstrate an understanding in the history of the development of
    stapling devices and be familiar with the array of stapling devices that
    are available.
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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  • Student Support
    Academic:                     
    Professor Peter Hewett                 
    Program Coordinator                 
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital            
    Email:  peter.hewett@health.sa.gov.au         
    Phone:  08 8222 6248

    Professor Guy Maddern
    Program Director
    Head of Discipline, Surgery
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Email:  guy.maddern@adelaide.edu.au
    Phone:  08 8222 8492 (Departmental Secretary)


    Administrative:
    Ms Sally Lauder
    Program Administrator
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Email:  sally.lauder@health.sa.gov.au
    Phone:  08 8222 7024
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