P3: Surgical

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Prince of Wales Hospital has a great tradition of surgical teaching. Students undertake attachments to surgical teams in both Phase 2 and Phase 3. During these attachments you will be seen as part of the surgical team and will have the opportunity to attend ward rounds, outpatients clinics and theatres. You will be expected to clerk patients, and read up around the surgical conditions your patients are affected by.

The course is delivered over 4 teaching periods, each of 8 weeks.  At the beginning of each term, you will be assigned to a surgical unit.  Students will have one four week rotation with a general or vascular surgical unit and one rotation with a sub-specialty unit.  Please contact the registrar attached to each unit at the start of each rotation to arrange a meeting.  You are expected to become a junior member of the surgical team.  The aim of the unit attachments is to provide an opportunity to be involved in patient management, particularly pre-operative and post-operative care.  The clinical responsibilities and activities are a vital part of the program.  This includes clerking of patients and assessment by case presentations during ward rounds and informal discussions.  You are welcome and encouraged to attend operations at any time.  There is a core surgical program which students are expected to attend and they include general surgical, anaesthetic, perioperative and orthopaedic tutorials, as well as bedside teaching.  The final mark for the Surgery course is based on the supervisor’s overall grade of the generic learning plan, oral case presentation, and observed clinical assessments.  For final year students, weekly surgical viva tutorials are offered in Teaching Period 2 & 3.

Phase 3 Year 5 Surgery Timetable Teaching Period 1

Attendance is mandatory

Day

Time

Activity         

Venue

Monday

   11:00

General Surgery Tutorial Prof Crowe/Dr Wong/Dr Parasyn commencing 7 March

Conference Room, Division of Surgery (Weekly topics, see below)

 

12:30

ENT Tutorial, Dr Sim Choroomi, (8/3,14/3 {1.00pm}, 21/3 {1.00pm})

Clinical Teaching Unit

 

14:30

Pain Management tutorial, Dr Khor (21/3, 11/4, 18/4)

 Clinical Teaching Unit

 

15:30

Anaesthetics tutorial, Dr Sandeman (7/3, 14/3, 27/4 {Wed}, 4/5 {Wed}) (notes available from Jenny Ryall)

Front desk Operating Theatres, ask for directions as per Dr Sandeman's instructions

Tuesday

07:30

Xray meeting

Radiology Conference Room

 

10:00

 

 

Wednesday

TBC

Bedside Tutorial, (half the group)  Dr Rhys Filgate TBC
Other half of group to organise tutorial with Dr Mark Muhlmann

 Dickinson 2 South

 

10:00

Vascular Tutorial, (9/3, 23/3) Dr Shannon Thomas

Clinical Teaching Unit

 

All day

Breast Clinic/Breast Screen, (2 students) add name to list on noticeboard

 near Windscreen Cafe

 

11:00

Bedside tutorials (half the group) Dr Mark Muhlmann TBC

Other half of group to organise tutorial with Colorectal Fellow

 Dickinson 2 South

 

12:00

 Biomedical Sciences tutorials

 Anatomical Conference Room - SEALS

 

14:00

Breast Clinic, Dr Matthews, (2 students)

 near Windscreen Cafe

 

15:00

Colorectal tutorials, Dr Francis Lam, (6/3, 23/3, 30/3)

 Clinical Teaching Unit

Thursday

10:30

Orthopaedic Registrar tutorial,  TBC

 Clinical Teaching Unit, TBC

 

12:30

Orthopaedic Tutorial, Dr Stanford  commences 10/3 continues throughout the term

Surgical & Orthopaedic Lab Lecture Theatre

 

15:00

Suture tutorial - TBC

Followed by X-Ray tutorial

Clinical Teaching Unit

Friday

07:30

Professorial Ward Round (only students allocated to General Surgery rotation to attend)

6 South, Prince of Wales Private Hospital

 

08:30

Peri Op tutorial, Dr S J Yap, (22/4, 29/4, 6/5)

PeriOp meeting Room

 

10:00

Case Presentations

Clinical Teaching Unit

 

12:00

Biomedical Sciences tutorials

Anatomical Conference Room – SEALS

 

Week

Topic

Lecturer

1

Gallstones

Dr S Wong

2

Bowel obstruction and diverticular disease

Dr S Wong

3

 Soft tissue mass

Prof P Crowe

4

Neck lump

Dr S Wong

5

Vascular

Dr S Wong

6

Benign breast disease and breast Cancer

Dr A Parasyn

7

Liver and Splenic Disease

Dr D Links

8

Review

Dr S Wong