SURGERY 7011HO - Min Inv Surgery-Clinical Practice I
Teaching Hospitals - Quadmester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code SURGERY 7011HO Course Min Inv Surgery-Clinical Practice I Coordinating Unit Surgery Term Quadmester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Teaching Hospitals Units 3 Contact Up to 12 hours per week Restrictions Available to MMIS students only Course Description The course will provide comprehensive clinical training to a high level of competency in the practice of minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Course Coordinator: Peter HewettAdditional Academic Staff:
Name Phone Location Mr (Chrys) Indran Chrysantha Sri Lal Hensman MBBS (Hons) FRACS 03 9760 2777 firstname.lastname@example.org Melbourne Mr Alex Karatassas MBBS, FRACS 08 8222 6750 email@example.com The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Dr Dinesh TrehanMBBS, MS (Gen.Surg), DNB (Gen.Surg)FRACGP, FRACS 08 8182 9000 firstname.lastname@example.org Royal Adelaide Hospital Dr. Santosh Antony 0lakkengil, MBBS, DNB (Gen.Surg.), M.MinInvSu.(Aus), FIAGES 08 8123 6826 email@example.com Royal Adelaide Hospital
Name Phone Location Ms Sally Lauder 08 8222 7024 firstname.lastname@example.org The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Appreciate how to perform minimally invasive surgery techniques at a high level of competency under supervision. 2 Demonstrate operative techniques by using a high fidelity computerised virtual laparoscopic skills trainer with haptic feedback. 3 Be aware of the equipment and instrumentation used in minimally invasive surgery. 4 Understand how to review audio visual material on minimally invasive surgical cases. 5 Understand the emphasis of pre-operative patient assessments and counselling. 6 Understand the importance of post-operative case management. 7 Demonstrate knowledge of suturing, surgical simulators, models and methods of virtual trainers and techniques in minimally invasive surgery.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-7 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-7 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-7 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1-7 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-7 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-7 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-7 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-7
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Clinical Practice I will be delivered via the approved clinical position that each student will hold in a surgical unit of a hospital. They will be working with a clinical mentor (a surgical consultant) who will be supervising their surgical experience. The assessment of this skill acquisition will also be based on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' (RACS) practical logbook assessment and performance. The logbook data will be recorded to allow assessment of the experience of the student in minimally invasive surgery. Total operative experience is also required to be recorded and a formal assessment of this experience is undertaken at the completion of each six-month period by the student’s mentor.
All mentors supervising the students in their geographical locality are required to be Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) or Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG). Students of the Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery, in their locality, will receive ongoing specialty medical training which is attained under the auspices of these Colleges and is delivered by appropriately trained and accredited Fellows. All Fellows are required to participate in their own Continuing Professional Development programs and fulfil requirements in all aspects of surgical practice including supervision of other surgeons. They are required to submit a recording of their Continuing Professional Development on an annual basis, with additional random auditing taking place each year. So whilst some mentors will not have specific University oversight, by the nature of their position all Fellows are required to fulfil the Colleges’ standards and clinical governance which will thus be enforced within the University of Adelaide and the individuals.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Type No of sessions Duration of sessions (hrs) Total hours Practicals 10 4 40 Exam 1 1 1 Clinical Workshop 3 6 18 Updating log book 10 2 20 Debrief with mentor 10 2 20 Weekly reading/study 10 2 20 Operative preparation 10 2 20 Test preparation 10 2 20 Exam preparation 1 5 5 Total workload per term 164
Learning Activities Summary
Week Topic Lecture 1 Clinical role in hospital Clinical practice supervision will be delivered via the approved clinical position that each student will hold in a surgical unit of a hospital. 2 Clinical role in hospital Clinical practice supervision will be delivered via the approved clinical position that each student will hold in a surgical unit of a hospital. 3 Clinical role in hospital Clinical practice supervision will be delivered via the approved clinical position that each student will hold in a surgical unit of a hospital. 4 Clinical role in hospital 5 Clinical role in hospital 6 Clinical role in hospital 7 Clinical role in hospital 8 Clinical role in hospital 9 Clinical role in hospital 10 Surgical skills workshop weekend A variety of aspects in minimally invasive surgery will be taught under full supervision.
• Laparoscopic suturing workshop.
• Surgical simulators.
• Techniques to learn and teach in minimally invasive surgery.
• Models and methods of virtual trainers.
Specific Course RequirementsIn order to be eligible for this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
• Students must be an experienced surgeon who has completed, or be within 1 year of completing, the FRACS, FRACOG (or equivalent).
• Students should have a surgical fellowship or consultant position with a major interest in minimally invasive surgery.
• Permanent residency or citizenship - to be a domestic applicant
• or hold a Temporary Business (Long Stay) Visa (Subclass 457) – to be an international applicant.
• Students must be a resident in Australia.
Students should have a surgical fellowship or consultant position with a major interest in minimally invasive surgery. This surgical position is not automatically offered with the Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery and students are personally responsible for obtaining a suitable position. Job dates should coincide with the University of Adelaide quadmester dates.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSurgical skills workshop weekend
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning outcome(s) being assessed Surgical skills weekend Summative 60% 1-7 DVD production Summative 20% 1-7 Mentor instruction and feedback Participation 10% 1-7 RACS logbook Summative non-graded pass 10% 1-7
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance at the Clinical Immersion workshop is compulsory.
Assessment DetailAssessment is via the student’s performance at the surgical skills weekend where they will be assessed on:
• Laparoscopic suturing
• Surgical simulators
• Techniques to learn and teach in minimally invasive surgery
• Models and methods of virtual trainers.
Assessment will also be via the student’s logbook and ongoing supervision and assessment by their clinical mentor.
Submission• All submissions relating to tutorials will be delivered online via Colloquy’s online system.
• Examination location and date will be communicated by Program Coordinator and/or Program Administrator.
• Exam result turnaround time will be a maximum of 14 days.
• Any queries relating to classroom contribution can be discussed directly with ProgramCoordinator.
• Students should refer to the University’s Academic Honesty and Assessment Obligations for Coursework Students Policy & Coursework Students: Academic Dishonesty Procedures for information regarding written submissions: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230/?dsn=policy.document;field=data;id=239;m=view
• Students should contact the Program Coordinator if:
o They are unable to complete their tutorial obligations;o They are unable to attend an examination;o They are unable to attend the surgical skills workshop;o They are unable to meet any deadlines that are set during the course.
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
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Professor Peter Hewett
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Phone: 08 8222 6248
Professor Guy Maddern
Head of Discipline, Surgery
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Phone: 08 8222 8492 (Departmental Secretary)
Ms Sally Lauder
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Phone: 08 8222 7024
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