MEDI 7062 Pelvic Floor Surgery

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401316

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. This unit provides the student with in depth knowledge of procedures to treat pelvic floor disorders. The performance of Pelvic Floor Surgery and the ability to avoid complications is paramount in order to produce a safe environment for the patient. This unit will allow the student to explore and critically appraise various aspects of Pelvic Floor Surgery and utilise the evidence in the literature to support any conclusions made.

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 7024 Pelvic Floor Function and Dysfunction

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 [i.e., 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. Review surgical principles involved in performing Pelvic Floor Surgery, particularly focusing on minimally invasive techniques
  2. Effectively diagnose and manage complications related to Pelvic Floor Surgery
  3. Assess factors responsible for prolapse and urinary incontinence
  4. Evaluate procedures used to avoid and treat recurrence
  5. Critically appraise the literature to improve clinical judgment and surgical competency
  6. Reflect on theoretical and practical aspects of Pelvic Floor Surgery to enhance professional practice

Subject Content

1.Surgical principles of Pelvic Floor Surgery, particularly focusing on minimally invasive techniques
2.Surgical techniques used at Pelvic Floor Surgery to prevent complications.
3.Procedures used in prolapse and urinary incontinence
4.Literature review on prolapse and urinary incontinence procedures

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 Total 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

Online

Online

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

Online

Online

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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