The course aims to develop technical skills in surgical procedures and provide students with the skills to initiate and progress research effectively and independently. Students will expand their knowledge and learn how to design, conduct, analyse and evaluate surgical research. Throughout the course, students will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of basing their clinical practice on evidence based medicine.
The course is offered through the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and is facilitated by CTEC, the Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre. CTEC is a state of the art facility specialising in the teaching of surgical skills outside the operating theatre. CTEC offers students a rare opportunity to learn new and complex skills on high quality cadaveric material in a risk-free simulated environment.
The UWA Master of Surgery course offers small classes with high calibre teaching staff. A variety of teaching methods are used including: small group teaching, lectures, interactive discussion and practical skills workshops.
Students learn how to design clinical research studies, organise the study team, apply for funding, collect, manage and analyse data, report their results and ensure that high ethical standards are maintained. Students will interact frequently with experienced teaching and research staff and will be mentored by Surgical Consultants. Students will also have the opportunity to mentor peers and/or medical students.