MEDI 7035 Surgical Pathology 4

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401231

Coordinator Tristan Rutland Opens in new window

Description In 2022 this unit replaced by unit 401476 - General Surgical Pathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology. This unit introduces diagnostic entities in surgical pathology entities gastrointestinal and liver, breast, head and neck, paediatric, gynaecological and haemato-pathology. The unit provides training in basic research skills, communication skills, and critical thinking. The self-directed online learning module is composed of digitalized images, practical notes, recorded lectures and quizzes on the diagnostic approach to important pathological entities of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

School Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4750 Masters of Medicine (Pathology).

Assumed Knowledge

A basic undergraduate level knowledge in Pathology and microscopy skills is expected, as the candidates will have a MBBS or equivalent pre-requisite degree.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Examine diagnostic entities in surgical pathology in the subspecialties of gastrointestinal and liver, breast, head and neck, paediatric, gynaecological, and haematopathology.
  2. Assess ancillary techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions within the subspecialties of gastrointestinal and liver, breast, head and neck, paediatric, gynaecological, and haematopathology.
  3. Assess common and uncommon disease entities in gastrointestinal and liver pathology, including the diagnosis of non-neoplastic, benign and malignant entities.
  4. Engage in professional development activities related to anatomical pathology.
  5. Use evidence-based approach to inform the practice of surgical pathology in the subspecialties of gastrointestinal and liver, breast, head and neck, paediatric, gynaecological, and haematopathology .

Subject Content

1. Gastrointestinal tract and liver pathology
2. Breast pathology
3. Head and neck pathology
4. Paediatric pathology
5. Gynaecological pathology
6. Haematopathology

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Students need to meet the legislative requirements to be in a supervised specialist training role in Pathology, and hence be working clinically in a hospital/laboratory setting.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver Diagnostic Case Studies 20 cases ~50-100 words each 50 Y Individual
Practical Exam - Surgical Pathology Microscopy and reporting 2 hours 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Odze G., Goldblum J.R. Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas (3rd Ed.). Elsevier: London 2014.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

Subject Contact Tristan Rutland Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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