Clinical Rotation Surgery
Full course description
The Clinical Rotation Surgery of the Master in Medicine (MaMed) English track consists of two components
- The clinical teaching in Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC), the Clinical Presentation Course (CPC). This will be three weeks before the clinical practice placement (preparation phase) and one week after (integration phase), so 4 weeks in total.
- The clinical practice placement in a hospital abroad, this will be 8 weeks.
In the CPC phase the students will be prepared for the clinical phase with
- Interactive lectures about three surgical topics (vascular, acute abdomen and trauma)
- Lectures about among other things anesthesia, pharmacology, microbiology and radiology
- Skillslab trainings (suturing and catheterization)
Their knowledge will be assessed in three written exams about the main topics.
In the integration week there are several assignments and presentations, based on cases gathered during the clinical phase. There are also case based group discussions during this phase.
In the clinical phase, the students are divided into three disciplines, surgery, anesthesiology/intensive care and orthopedics. They participate in the medical team, scrub in in theater, work on the outpatient clinic and on the ward. During this phase the students will be observed and assessed by clinicians and guided by a local workplace based supervisor.
- ABC approach in trauma
- Different forms of shock
- Treatment of shock
- Clinical examination of the abdomen
- Appendicitis and its differential diagnosis
- Colic pain
- Abdominal anatomy
- Anatomy of arterial and venous system
- Aneurysmal disease
- Acute and chronic Limb Ischemia
- Carotid Artery Disease
Burns and Reconstructive
- Reconstructive (breast) surgery (prosthesis, LD-flaps, DEEP-flaps)
- Burns and treatment burns
ATLS • Clinical Surgery, 3. ed.; Michael M. Henry & Jeremy N. Thompson • Symptom to Diagnosis: An evidence-based guide, 2. ed. (www.accessmedicine.com) • Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 9. ed. (www.accessmedicine.com) Acute abdomen • Schwartz 9 ed. (www.accessmedicine.com) • From symptoms to diagnosis (www.accessmedicine.com) • The big picture, gross anatomy (www.accessmedicine.com) Vascular • Clinical Surgery, 3. ed.; Michael M. Henry & Jeremy N. Thompson • Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery 2014 (Cronenwett et al.) • Vascular Surgery (European Manual of Medicine) 2007 (Liapis et al.) Burns and Reconstructive • Reconstructive surgery, Principles, anatomy and technique; SJ Mathes et al. • Clinical Surgery, 3. ed.; Michael M. Henry & Jeremy N. Thompson • World Journal of Emergency Surgery • Treatment of burns in the first 24 hours: simple and practical guide by answering 10 questions in a step-by-step form. Z.Alharbi; A.Piatkowski et al. http://www.wjes.org/content/7/1/13
- E.M. Heuts
- J.M.G. Reijnders