The QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) has designed a comprehensive, RACS Accredited, fifteen week General Surgical Anatomy Course (GSAC) that enables delegates to further enhance their knowledge of anatomy education in relation to general surgical anatomy. This course creates an in-depth immersion into specific regions of the body through osteology, arthrology, clinical anatomy, surface anatomy, visceral anatomy, surgical approaches and clinical case studies in the regions of neurology, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, intra-pelvic, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle/foot and spinal anatomy. This course involves weekly anatomical demonstrations with embalmed cadaveric prosected specimens as well as surgical approaches and dissection using fresh frozen cadaveric material demonstrated by current leading surgeons within those regions. The final module is a radiological module where an experienced radiographer will be taking real-time x-rays of a real patient discussing radiation physics, radiation shielding, patient positioning and safety around mobile c-arms.
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At the conclusion of this course, delegates will have covered:
- Specific knowledge of surface anatomy, osteology and surgical anatomy in an general surgical anatomy context as it refers to major regions of the body including neurology, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, intra-pelvic, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle/foot and spinal anatomy.
- Knowledge and relevant understanding of specific surgical approaches to common injury / disease etiology in various regions of the body, including indications, structural risks, complications and contraindications.
- Knowledge of a variety of case studies with clinical relevance to general surgical anatomy knowledge.
- Knowledge and practice at answering GSSE sample questions.
Who should participate?
Minimum undergraduate anatomy knowledge required as per Medical Degree/ Anatomical Sciences Degree – a minimum of 1 unit of anatomy at university level.
Delegates are required to undertake Self-Directed Learning to revise adjacent anatomical structures and pathways related to the specific region modules. Assumed knowledge will not be directly assessed.