Unit

School Of Medicine

Gynaecological Surgery ErgonomicsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401059.2

Discipline: OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Harry Merkur


Assumed Knowledge
All students are expected to have a knowledge base commensurate with a level of a Trainee or Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RANZCOG or other accredited college) with satisfactory completion of RANZCOG written examination as per enrolment restrictions.


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4766 Graduate Diploma of Advanced Gynaecological Surgery or 4770 Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery) or 4690 Master of Surgery in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 1H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This is an alternate unit in the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery and Year 1 of the Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery) course. This unit provides students with the knowledge on surgical ergonomics in both open and minimally invasive gynaecological surgery. This unit will extend their knowledge in theoretical and practical aspects, focusing on strategies to maximise ergonomics and its effects on situational awareness, communication and leadership during gynaecological surgery. Students will explore factors associated with gynaecological surgery ergonomics, such as surgeon and surgical assistant positions, theatre setup, incision sites, port placement and surgical techniques to maximise surgical ergonomics in order to reduce surgeon fatigue, injury and improve patient safety and outcomes. It is expected the student will be able to perform operations safely, with economy of movement to optimise surgeon comfort and ultimately improve patient outcomes.


Courses
4690.1Master of Surgery in Advanced Gynaecological SurgeryCONTINUING
4766.1Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological SurgeryCURRENT
4770.1Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery)CURRENT




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