The aim of the undergraduate surgical course is to teach medical students the fundamentals of surgical practice as it will pertain to their subsequent clinical careers. Pathophysiology of surgical diseases and conditions is taught along with the clinical presentation of such diseases. The subsequent surgical or non-surgical management of these conditions is also taught with a strong emphasis placed on evidence based medical practice.

Students have exposure to a wide variety of surgical specialties: Gastrointestinal, Colorectal, Hepato-biliary, Breast, Endocrine, Vascular, Orthopaedics, Plastics, Urology and Emergency Medicine.

Teaching is delivered by a variety of means: didactic lectures, small group tutorials, bedside, outpatient clinic, and operating theatre teaching. Students are actively encouraged to undertake laboratory or clinical summer research


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