The objectives of the course are:
- Apply and adapt advanced anatomical knowledge and technical skills to regional cadaveric dissection of a whole human body.
- Exercise a high level of judgement in the critical interpretation and evaluation of how normal structure and variations of structure relate to the normal and abnormal function of the human body.
- Review, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of anatomical development (embryology), tissue structure (histology), functional systematic structure (gross anatomy) to the standard that is required by the RACS for the Surgical Education and Training (SET) examinations.
The curriculum and delivery have been aligned to the academic requirements for those preparing for SET examinations. The course comprises two subjects and will be delivered over the course of 1 year, full time.
This course will suit graduates training within regional locations, as the program will be delivered as a combination of external (online) and limited mode attendance (4 x 4 day workshops) at the Townsville campus. Full-body cadaveric dissection will be facilitated by senior clinical staff. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) accreditation has been sought.
Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies*.A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently, may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
2017 Workshop Dates
Workshop 1 (30th March to 2nd April) - Vertebral column, back and upper limb
Workshop 1 (22 – 25th June) - Head, neck and neuroanatomy
Workshop 3 (7 – 10th September) - Lower limb and thorax
Workshop 4 (23 - 26th November) - Abdomen and pelvis
*For more information, refer to: Infectious Diseases Policy and Immunisation Guidelines