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Unit Code: DNT805-C2

Unit Name: General Surgery & Anaesthesiology

Description: For Component 1-3 the trainee is expected to take part as observers in the clinical management of patients during these appointments and to obtain a basic understanding of management of patients with systemic disease and relate these to the practice oral surgery.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate methods of history taking and clinical examination including general examination, system based examination and record findings of a patient with surgical disease. 2. Analyse history, examination findings and interpret results of investigations (radiological, biochemical, haematological and serological) to arrive at a definitive diagnosis, assess response to treatment and follow up. 3. Discuss the rationale of appropriate principles of management of common surgical conditions including: swellings, inflammation/Infection, trauma, benign and malignant neoplasia. 4. Discuss principles of post-operative care and management of post-operative complications. 5. Discuss principles of peri-operative anaesthetic care and optimizing a patient prior to surgery under general anaesthesia and intravenous sedation. 6. Describe principles of ICU management including fluid/electrolyte balance and blood/blood products.

Prerequisite: Minimum Entry Requirement.

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 20

Offered In: Semester 1