Sep 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SUR2 4024/F - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Cr Hrs: 3.5, 7
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3.5 or 7 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The students will learn the fundamentals of Advanced Surgical Technologies, optics, energy sources and staplers. The students will learn the basics of Laparoscopic physiology and anatomy. They will gain exposure to Laparoscopic simulator and dry lab skills experience. The students will see 3 to 10 patients per week. The students will work with residents and faculty to care for patients. They will make daily rounds, attend operative cases and evaluate patients in the clinic for pre- and post-operative care. Students are expected to work as an integral surgical team member during the rotation. Students will receive a high level of supervision from residents, faculty on the wards, in the OR, and in the clinic. Students will have a weekly lecture given by the participating (4 total lectures) faculty. Subjects will focus on advanced laparoscopic techniques, anatomy and physiology. This rotation/elective is a “patient care” elective. Additionally students will be given access Laparoscopic Laboratory facilities and will be provided with faculty teaching to learn basic Laparoscopic operative skills.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 3
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Knoxville
Hospital: University of Tennessee Medical Center-Knoxville
Prerequisites: Completion of all CORE Clerkships

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Gregory J. Mancini -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Gregory J. Mancini -
Course Coordinator: Rachel Roberts - - 865-305-9294

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation

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