General Surgery: Specialist General Surgery Part 1


RACGP ID: 119128
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 14 lectures contained in this course:

  • Hormone Physiology: Making Sense of the Endocrine System – Mark A. Hardy, MD, FACS
  • Immunology – Mark A. Hardy, MD, FACS
  • Urology for the General Surgeon – James M. McKiernan, MD
  • The Other Vessels: Lymphatic, Veins and Pulmonary Embolism – Roman Nowygrod, MD
  • Surgical Aspects of Hepato-Biliary Disease – Antonio Picon, MD
  • Transplantation – Lloyd E. Ratner, MD
  • Bio-Statistics – Patrick L. Reavey, MD
  • The Principles and Complication of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy – Umut Sarpel, MD
  • Diseases of the Breast – Mahmoud El-Tamer, MD
  • Surgical Problems in Pregnancy and Gynecologic Diseases – Sharyn N. Lewin, MD
  • Breast Imaging – Warren D. Widmann, MD, FACS
  • Ultrasound – Beth A. Schrope, MD
  • Organ Trauma – Ronald J. Simon, MD
  • Overview of Trauma – Ronald J. Simon, MD

What you will learn

Those who complete the entire program should be able to:

  • Describe the appropriate evaluation and management of both common and uncommon problems encountered in clinical practice
  • Demonstrate an increased comprehension of the current standards and concepts in the practice of surgery
  • Recognize and apply, new and evolving diagnostic and therapeutic interventions & their role in changing the classical approaches to problems in general surgery
  • Discuss the basics of surgical physiology and critical care
  • Summarize the latest advances in anesthesia for pain management
  • Explain evidence-based general procedures in paediatric, thoracic, gynaecologic, urologic, and orthopaedic surgery