Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy

Course N26-AA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Lisa Kalms
Project Manager
Phone: +61 3 9810 3146

Course Overview: The Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy is a joint qualification of the School of Enterprise and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

The course is specifically designed to assist participants intending to take the Part One Examination of the RACS. It also provides an opportunity to perform a comprehensive and supervised dissection (and surgical procedures) on a cadaver.

The course is quality assured by the University of Melbourne and conducted by expert academic staff from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Melbourne.

Objectives: The objectives of the course are twofold:
  1. To provide a supervised comprehensive cadaver dissection.
  2. To provide training in surgical anatomy to the standard required for the Part One Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements: You should have completed an undergraduate medical degree, such as MBBS or its equivalent qualification, and normally be enrolled in the Basic Surgical Training Program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or an equivalent program at an overseas institution.

English language proficiency:

For international participants the English language requirement is an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) or equivalent in the 24 months preceding application.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
Notes: Course commencing on 19 February 2007 (Monday)

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