Generic Surgical Sciences Training Course

Course

Offered as 25 Online Tutorials between 8 February and 19 May 2022. CTEC has developed an extensive training program for junior doctors to support their study efforts as they prepare for the RACS Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE). CTEC's GSS Training Course aims to improve knowledge, understanding and application of anatomy, physiology and pathology as it pertains to surgical training.

Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMOs and Service Registrars - especially those aiming to sit the GSSE

Dates

No dates set

About

CTEC's GSS Training Course is offered Australia-wide via an online platform.  The 2022 online sessions will be offered live and expert presenters will encourage participation from the group. The sessions will be recorded so they are available for revision and to those who were unable to attend the live online session. 

Online tutorial participants on CTEC's GSS Training Course will have access to a range of recommended learning materials and revision modules to assist with their study efforts. Numbers are limited.
 

Online Course Structure Offered February to May 2022

Offered as 2 hour online sessions every Tuesday and Thursday (please note the exception in Week 6, when sessions take place on WEDNESDAY 23 March and Thursday 24 March 2022).

 

Week 1 - Tuesday 8 February and Thursday 10 February 2022:

HPB anatomy and physiology - Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf

Oesophagus, stomach and spleen anatomy - Dr Ruth Blackham

 

Week 2 - Tuesday 15 February and Thursday 17 February 2022:

Abdominal wall and retroperitoneum anatomy - Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf

Gastrointestinal physiology - Dr Robert White

 

Week 3 - Tuesday 22 February and Thursday 24 February 2022:

Renal physiology - Professor Johan Rosman

Small and large bowel anatomy - Dr Rhys Filgate

 

Week 4 - Tuesday 1 March and Thursday 3 March 2022: 

Urological anatomy and pathology - Dr Robert Davies

Rectum, pelvic floor and anus anatomy - Dr Rhys Filgate

 

BREAK
 

Week 5 - Tuesday 15 March and Thursday 17 March 2022: 

Reproductive physiology and gynaecologic pathology - Dr Robyn Leake

Endocrine anatomy and physiology - Dr Alan Tien

 

Week 6 - Wednesday 23 March and Thursday 24 March: 

Upper limb anatomy - Dr Ian Timms

Lower limb orthopaedic anatomy - Dr Nic Frost
 

Week 7 - Tuesday 29 March and Thursday 31 March 2022: 

Neuroanatomy - Dr Rosh Bakmeedeniya

Blood physiology - Professor Catherine Cole

 

Week 8 - Tuesday 5 April and Wednesday 6 April 2022: 

Blood disorders - Professor Catherine Cole

ENT and maxillofacial anatomy - Dr Andrew Lindsay

 

BREAK
 

Week 9 - Tuesday 26 April and Thursday 28 April 2022 : 

Cardiovascular physiology - Dr Robert White

Cardiothoracic anatomy  - Dr Charles Jenkinson

 

Week 10 - Tuesday 3 May and Thursday 5 May 2022: 

Metabolism and nutrition (physiology) - Professor Elizabeth Quail and Ms Amber Boyatzis

Cells, nerves and muscles physiology 
 

Week 11 - Tuesday 10 May and Thursday 12 May 2022: 

General pathology phenomena (pathology)

Tissue response to injury (pathology)
 

Week 12 - Tuesday 17 May, Wednesday 18 May and Thursday 19 May 2022: 

Medical statistics - Dr Kevin Murray

Vascular anatomy - Dr Nishath Altaf

Genetics
 

Faculty

Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf
Dr Nisath Altaf
Dr Rosh Bakmeedeniya
Dr Ruth Blackham
Ms Amber Boyatzis
Professor Catherine Cole
Dr Robert Davies
Dr Rhys Filgate
Dr Nic Frost
Dr Robyn Leake
Dr Andrew Lindsay
Dr Kevin Murray
Professor Elizabeth Quail
Professor Johan Rosman
Dr Alan Tien
Dr Ian Timms
Dr Robert White
 

Course content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. 

 

Junior Doctors based in Western Australia are encouraged to register interest for CTEC's 2022 face to face JDocs: Anatomy Course to consolidate clinically relevant anatomy knowledge.  This series of workshop sessions will be convened over six Saturdays at CTEC from 2 April to 21 May.

 

Online Course Inclusions

  • Recommended learning materials
  • Revision modules
  • Limited course numbers 

 

2022 Fee (25 Online Tutorials)

Junior Doctors: $1260

 

COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms and Conditions

 

Course content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Testimonials

"I've found it very helpful in providing a scaffold to build upon for learning. Has also been a good motivator to get me to study."
"The excellent tutors were very helpful and approachable"
- Past participants

Venue

CTEC
The University of Western Australia
Entrance No. 2. Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

Lorna Christie
Senior Course Coordinator 
T +61 8 6488 8505
E lorna.christie@uwa.edu.au

CTEC acknowledges the support of the following:

Stay informed of our activities