SURGERY 7009EX - Minimally Invasive Surgery Theory II

External - Quadmester 2 - 2018

The course will build on what was taught in Minimally Invasive Surgery Theory I. It will focus on methods of access to working spaces. Topics will include ports and instruments required for entry to working spaces and the effect that this has on the physiology and immunology of the human body. For example, students will learn about the physiology of the peritoneum during insufflations. The effects of different insufflations gasses will be considered. A variety of access techniques such as HALS, SILS, NOTES and robotics will be discussed. In addition, a leading expert will teach about how anaesthesia interacts with the various topics covered in the term.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code SURGERY 7009EX
    Course Minimally Invasive Surgery Theory II
    Coordinating Unit Surgical Specialties
    Term Quadmester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites SURGERY 7007
    Restrictions Available to MMIS students only
    Course Description The course will build on what was taught in Minimally Invasive Surgery Theory I. It will focus on methods of access to working spaces. Topics will include ports and instruments required for entry to working spaces and the effect that this has on the physiology and immunology of the human body. For example, students will learn about the physiology of the peritoneum during insufflations. The effects of different insufflations gasses will be considered. A variety of access techniques such as HALS, SILS, NOTES and robotics will be discussed. In addition, a leading expert will teach about how anaesthesia interacts with the various topics covered in the term.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Peter Hewett

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Describe the anatomy of the abdominal wall, muscles, blood vessels and nerves.
    2 Describe the retroperitoneum and relevant anatomy to laparoscopic trocar entry including the anatomical basis of complications.
    3 Describe the anatomical basis of preperitoneal and retroperitoneal working space creation.
    4 Demonstrate a clear understanding of laparoscopic ports.
    5 Explain and demonstrate how to set up for optimal ergonomic benefits in MIS.
    6 Describe the oncological considerations in MIS.
    7 Be able to communicate how robotics may improve the ability to operate in areas with limited access.
    8 Describe the anaesthetic implications in relation to MIS.
    9 Describe the issues with pain and measures to reduce the downsides and improve pain management in MIS procedures.
    10 Be familiar with and understand the drivers of innovation and impediments.
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    Submission

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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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