Surgery-Course Description

Course offered

Study of Surgery starts in 2rd phase with lectures, tutorials and ward placement. In the 3rd phase, students are placed in Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology department each for 4 weeks. In 4th phase students are again placed in general surgery, Orthopaedics and other sub-specialties. Total teaching hour includes 500 hours of lecture, 200 hours of tutorials and 20 hours of integrated teaching. Ward placement includes 16 weeks in 2nd phase, 12 weeks in 3rd phase and 16 weeks in 4th phase. Besides 8 weeks are allocated for block posting.

Department objectives

General objectives:

The aim of this course is to provide community oriented and need based education so as to produce basic doctors who can meet the demands of the country.

Specific objectives:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to -

Complete clinical evaluation of patients of common surgical problems prevalent in Bangladesh

Carry out necessary investigations and interpret the results

Perform minor surgical procedures and treat minor surgical problems

Recognize the major surgical problems needing specialized care, initiate primary treatment and refer to appropriate centers

Diagnose and provide competent primary care in surgical emergencies

Carry out the responsibility of management in common casualties and natural calamities or man made disasters to offer and arrange basic life support

Demonstrate the right attitude in

Patient care

Community health care

Continuing medical education and research

Observing the moral and legal codes of medical ethics

Course description

Surgery is the branch of medicine which is concerned with the treatment of disease, injury and deformity by operation or manipulation. In surgery both acquiring knowledge and learning skills are needed for proper patient management. Students are prepared in such a way that they can develop clinical acumen, make effective communication, undertake leadership challenge and demonstrate certain manipulative skill. So that at the end of the course they can build rapport with patients, colleagues and supporting staffs, can thoroughly evaluate the patient clinically, perform relevant investigations and interpret reports, initiate initial management of trauma patient. He of she can also provide leadership and show management skills when necessary. Among practical skills there are adoption of aseptic technique, IV access, introduction of different tubes and catheters, apply splints, slings, casts, slabs and traction and also performing some minor surgical procedures individually.

Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, bed side clinics and practical demonstrations. Students are assessed periodically by written exams, items, cards, end term exams and end block exams. Such formative assessment constitutes the sent up criteria for final professional examination.

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1/A, Ibrahim Sarani, Shegunbagicha
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +880241050373-7