MEDI 7061 Hysterectomy

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401315

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. Students undertaking this unit will be expected to explore aspects of hysterectomy through various approaches in different clinical and pathological settings. This unit will enhance their ability to develop a foundation for improving their skills and achieving competency at hysterectomy, particularly utilising minimally invasive techniques. This unit will allow students to explore the rationale behind decisions to perform a hysterectomy, the nuances of surgical techniques used in a safe manner. It will allow an appreciation of the pre-operative and post-operative issues to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

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 7019 Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4770 Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery) or 4690 Master of Surgery in 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 hysterectomy, particularly focusing on minimally invasive techniques.
  2. Effectively diagnose and manage surgical complications with respect to hysterectomy
  3. Critically assess important factors in pre-operative and post-operative care when performing hysterectomy
  4. Critically review the medical literature on hysterectomy techniques and strategies to minimise and manage complications

Subject Content

1.Surgical principles of hysterectomy, particularly focusing on minimally invasive techniques
2.Surgical techniques used at hysterectomy to prevent complications
3.Pre-operative and post-operative issues relevant to hysterectomy
4.Review the medical literature on hysterectomy techniques and strategies to minimise and manage complications

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

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

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