General Surgery: Specialist General Surgery Part 2


RACGP ID: 119132
CPD Points: 20

The course is designed to expand your knowledge and capabilities as a surgeon through a review of new developments, medical guidelines and therapeutic options including non-conventional approaches. Highly focused case-based reviews are designed to increase competency in the areas most covered.

Describe current updates in the management and treatment of patients in specialist practice
Apply knowledge of the most recent and pertinent developments in specialist practice to daily practice
Incorporate evidence-based guidelines for preventive medicine and standard of care to improve patient outcomes

Course Description

There are 17 lectures contained in this course:

  • Burns and Basics of Plastic Surgery – Robert T. Grant, MD
  • Orthopedic Surgery for the General Surgeon – Robert J. Strauch, MD
  • Pediatric Surgery Part 1 & 2 – Steven Styllianos, MD
  • What You Need to Know About Melanoma and Sarcoma – Bret Taback, MD
  • Small Bowel – Anthony Vine, MD
  • What the General Surgeon Needs to Know About the Lungs, Mediastinum, and Thoracoscopy – Mark D. Widmann, MD
  • Operating Room Safety – Gregory F. Dakin, MD
  • Anatomy that Matters (Even if you Never Operate in Those Areas) – Warren D. Widmann, MD, FACS
  • Basics of Head and Neck Surgery for the Surgeons Who Operate on the Belly – Warren D. Widmann, MD, FACS
  • Medical Ethics and the Government and the Surgeon – Warren D. Widmann, MD, FACS
  • Principles of Anesthesia for the General Surgeon – Warren D. Widmann, MD, FACS
  • Respiratory Physiology: Breathing is Not Enough – Warren D. Widmann, MD, FACS
  • Surgical Infections – Warren D. Widmann, MD, FACS
  • The Spleen and the Surgeon and Surgical Nutrition – Warren D. Widmann, MD, FACS
  • Gastric Benign and Malignant – Yanghee Woo, MD
  • Geriatric Surgery: Making Surgical Interventions in the Golden Years Safer – Michael M. Zenilman, MD
  • Hernia – Linda Zhang, MD

What you will learn

Those who complete the entire program should be able to:

  • Explain the epidemiology behind soft tissue sarcoma
  • Recognise and apply new & evolving diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and their role in changing the classical approaches to problems in general surgery
  • Describe the appropriate evaluation and management of both common and uncommon problems encountered in clinical practice
  • Explain evidence-based general procedures in paediatric, thoracic, urologic, and orthopaedic surgery
  • Discuss the patient safety systems in place in the operating theatre
  • Explain the five key principles of governance and medical ethics