Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy

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Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy is a qualification offered by the University of Melbourne’s Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, and accredited by the Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons (RACS) and a formal award of the University of Melbourne comprising of 100 points of training at a postgraduate level.

The course is specifically designed to assist participants intending to take the SET Surgical Sciences Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It also provides an opportunity to perform a comprehensive and supervised dissection (and surgical procedures) on a cadaver.

The objectives of the course are:

• To provide a supervised cadaver dissection of selected regions of the body.

• To provide training in surgical anatomy to the standard required for the SET Surgical Sciences Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Students gain thorough knowledge of all aspects of regional and systemic anatomy. In particular, students learn the surgical relevance of all structures studied, common variations, and surgical and procedural approaches to each organ or structure.

Tuition over the 18-week period involves lecture/tutorials and practical sessions (including specimen workshops and cadaver dissection) totalling 160 contact hours. There is also opportunity for additional independent dissection if desired.

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