Through surgical dissection, this online General Surgical Anatomy Course (GSAC) extends participants' anatomy education in general surgical anatomy. Created by the QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF), this course uses osteology, arthrology, surgical approaches and clinical, surface and, visceral anatomy to take an in-depth look into specific regions of the body. These regions of study include neurology, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, intra-pelvic, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee, ankle/foot, and spinal anatomy.
The course provides access to recordings of anatomical demonstrations with embalmed cadaveric prosected specimens, as well as recordings of demonstrations of surgical methods and dissections by current leading surgeons using fresh frozen cadaveric material. Finally, an experienced radiographer will discuss radiation physics, radiation shielding, patient positioning, and safety around mobile c-arms while taking x-rays of a real patient. The online presentations are complemented by clinical case studies to provide a real-world context.
Before the course commencement, participants will be provided with a Course Profile.
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This course takes a practical, real-world approach to learning, whereby participants not only engage with practical online demonstrations, but have the opportunity to put their new knowledge into practice with real-world clinical case studies. This course helps participants develop their skills and confidence to perform various surgical approaches to all regions of the human body. Participants also gain experience in answering GSSE sample questions.
Who should participate?
This course is for all professionals working in disciplines of anatomy, including general surgeon trainees, resident/junior/senior/principal house officers of various disciplines, radiologists, medical officers, and allied health professionals.
While there are no strict prerequisites, undergraduate anatomy knowledge, as per a Medical Degree or Anatomical Sciences Degree, is required (minimum one university-level anatomy unit). This assumed knowledge is not assessed and, participants are required to undertake self-directed learning to revise adjacent anatomical structures and pathways related to the specific region modules.
Please allow approx. 2-3 hours per week to complete this course.