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.
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).
A basic undergraduate level knowledge in Pathology and microscopy skills is expected, as the candidates will have a MBBS or equivalent pre-requisite degree.
- Examine diagnostic entities in surgical pathology in the subspecialties of gastrointestinal and liver, breast, head and neck, paediatric, gynaecological, and haematopathology.
- 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.
- Assess common and uncommon disease entities in gastrointestinal and liver pathology, including the diagnosis of non-neoplastic, benign and malignant entities.
- Engage in professional development activities related to anatomical pathology.
- 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 .
2. Breast pathology
3. Head and neck pathology
4. Paediatric pathology
5. Gynaecological pathology
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.
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.
|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|
- Odze G., Goldblum J.R. Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas (3rd Ed.). Elsevier: London 2014.
2022 Semester 1
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.