MEDI 7060 Adnexal Surgery

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401319

Coordinator Harry Merkur Opens in new window

Description This is an alternate unit in Year 2 of the Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery) course. The performance of Adnexal Surgery and the ability to avoid complications is paramount in order to produce a safe environment for the patient. The ability to diagnose and successfully manage complications, should they occur, is a necessary part of every surgeon's makeup. The preoperative assessment of adnexal masses is to be considered, with data provided to help avoid the inadvertent operation on malignant lesions by the generalist. This unit will allow the student to explore various aspects of adnexal surgery and review evidence in the literature to support any conclusions made by the student.

School Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MEDI 7046

Equivalent Subjects MEDI 7018 Laparoscopic Adnexal Surgery

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4766 Graduate Diploma of Advanced Gynaecological Surgery or 4770 Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery)

Assumed Knowledge

All students are expected to have a knowledge base commensurate with a level of an Advanced Trainee or Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RANZCOG or other accredited college) and satisfactory completion of the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery [ie, Year 1 of the Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery) program].

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Evaluate surgical principles involved in performing Adnexal Surgery, focusing on minimally invasive techniques including strategies for specimen removal
  2. Diagnose and manage complications, with particular reference to laparoscopic surgical methods utilised when returning to theatres
  3. Evaluate various approaches to Adnexal Surgery including the benefits and limitations of each technique
  4. Critically appraise the evidence, with an emphasis on strategies to avoid inadvertent operations on malignant lesions
  5. Reflect on aspects of Adnexal Surgery in gynaecological surgery to enhance professional practice

Subject Content

1. Surgical principles of Adnexal Surgery, particularly focusing on minimally invasive techniques
2. Surgical techniques used in minimally invasive surgery to prevent complications including the need for laparotomy.
3. Literature review on Adnexal Surgical procedures with emphasis on strategies to avoid inadvertent operations on malignant lesions

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
1. Review Report 5,000 words N Individual
1a. Literature Review 4,000 words 65 N Individual
1b. Reflection ~1,000 words 35 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Subject Contact Harry Merkur 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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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

External

Subject Contact Harry Merkur 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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