SMEA15068U Surgical summer course: Introduction to surgery with hands-on simulation training
Master of Science in Medicine
he aim of the summer school is to provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of the most common procedures in the field of general surgery and the surgical sub-specialties.
The surgical summer school offers an introduction to medical education and simulation in Copenhagen. The course includes theory, as well as hands-on, practical skill development. The students are taught to perform suturing, ultrasound, and endoscopy/bronchoscopy. In addition, the course covers laparoscopy with an initial day focused on theory, and a subsequent day dedicated to skill development with opportunities to practice surgery on pigs (both open and laparoscopic). During the course, students also receive teaching in communication with a focus on both patient-provider interactions and teamwork in the context of surgical care. The students are evaluated with pre- and post-tests.
An emphasis is placed on student participation, and several different innovative teaching methods are used in order to optimize learning and to prepare students for their role as a junior doctor.
See criteria for exam assessment below.
For Students enrolled at the masters programme in Medicine: Self Service at kunet.
For external students: Please find application form at the summer course web page: http://healthsciences.ku.dk/education/summercourses/
- 2,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Course participationOther, 3,5 hoursMandatory elements:
Written pretest to examine the extent of the students’ knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and pathology. Duration: 1,5 hours
Written post-test to assess what was learned from the course. Duration 2 hours.
Active participation during the summer school.
- All aids allowed
Students are allowed to use the internet, books and other resources, during the duration of the course including the pre- and posttests.
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal assessor
Criteria for exam assesment
In order to receive a passing grade on the assessment, the student must demonstrate the following abilities at a sufficient level:
Explain the assement and training of nontechnical skills by utilizing concrete examples from the Danish Healthcare System
- Explain basic suturing, including the different techniques and
- Explain laparoscopy and the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery, most frequent laparoscopic procedures and most common laparoscopic instruments and guidelines for proper use
- Explain the factors which determine the most correct ergonomic working position
- Explain the structure and function of the laparoscopic column
- Explain the use of pneumoperitoneum in the context of laparoscopic surgery
- Explain the factors which determine proper trocar placement
- Explain the characteristics of high risk patients who are not candidates for laparoscopic procedures
- Explain the most common complications related to laparoscopic
surgery and appropriate management.
- Explain the definition of robotic surgery and the key differences between laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery.
- Use acquired skills in knot tying and suturing, as well as blunt and sharp dissection (open surgery and laparoscopy).
- Exam Preparation
- Class Instruction