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Curriculum

Updated March 2021*

The following lecture topics will be covered during the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

EMERGENCY LECTURE SERIES

  • Cardiac / Cardiology Emergencies
  • General Surgery Emergencies
  • ENT Emergencies
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • OBGYN Emergencies
  • Ortho Emergencies
  • Plastic Emergencies
  • Thoracic Emergencies
  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Vascular Emergencies
 

OTHER

*New in 2021-2022​

  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Acid Base Disorders and Renal Failure
  • Advocacy in Surgery - Surgical and Social Work Perspectives*
  • Anesthesia
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Bariatric Considerations in Surgery
  • Blood Products and Transfusion / Peri-Operative Blood Conservation
  • Chest Imaging
  • Coagulation
  • Crisis Resource Management 1 and 2
  • Disclosing Adverse Events
  • Endocrine Disease and Surgical Stress
  • Fluids and Electrolytes
  • Global Health*
  • Healthcare Resource Stewardship*
  • Hemodynamics, Oxygen Transport, and Shock*
  • Medical and Radiation Oncology: Principles* 
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care and MAID (3hrs)
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement*
  • Peri-operative Complications and Management 
  • Psychosis and Delirium
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sepsis
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Thrombosis Prophylaxis and Management
  • Transplant  and Immunology
  • Wound Healing

Added 2021-2022:

  • Inclusive Hospital Spaces / Communication Amongst Diverse Populations
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Racism in Healthcare Workshop (3hrs)

For information on the current Surgical Foundations curriculum visit the Royal College.​ Once there, in the "Information by Special Programs" dropdown menu, select "Surgical Foundations." Proceed to select "Objectives of Surgical Training in Surgical Foundations."

SURGICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY MODULES 

  1. ​Literature Search
  2. Research Questions
  3. Research Ethics
  4. Outcome Measures
  5. Descriptive Statistics
  6. Inferential Statistics
  7. Case Control Studies
  8. Cohort Studies and Pragmatic Random Control Trials
  9. Random Control Trials
  10. Pilot Studies
  11. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  12. Mock Surgical Foundations Questions

Lectures 1-11 include a quiz to be completed by residents.

 

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