Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education
This course is designed for Fellows, Trainees and non-surgeons who contribute to surgical education programs and have an interest in increasing their capacity to deliver surgical education including Surgeons, Veterinary Surgeons, Clinical Proceduralist, Obstetricians, Gynaecologists and other relevant health professionals.
The programs allow surgeons to gain formal skills in teaching and educational scholarship. The content reflects critical issues in the broader education community together with specific challenges for surgical education - the role of regulatory bodies, balancing clinical service with training, ethical imperatives for simulation-based education, managing under performing trainees, developing professionalism, safer working conditions including safe hours and more.
This suite of programs addresses the specialised needs of teaching and learning in a modern surgical environment. The programs’ content recognises the unique challenges that characterise the clinical settings and the advanced technologies that are increasingly important in surgery and surgical training. Effective teaching skills are essential attributes for educators responsible for training the next generation of surgeons in the complex sets of skills required for safe surgical practice.
Academic and Teaching Team
Academic Coordinator, Professor Chris Christophi
Chris is Professor and Head of Department Surgery at Austin Hospital.
Course Director, Professor Debra Nestel
Debra Nestel is Professor of Surgical Education, Department Surgery at Austin Hospital.
The Program is supported by a core leadership group, with guidance from local and international reference groups. Program Reference Groups:
|Australasian Reference Group|
|Assoc. Prof Stephen Tobin FRACS||Dean of Education, RACS VIC|
|Prof David Watters FRACS||President, RACS VIC|
|Assoc. Prof Julie Mundy FRACS||Chair, BSET|
|Assoc. Prof Prem Rashid FRACS||Surgeon|
|Prof John Collins FRACS||Surgeon|
|Prof Julian Smith FRACS||Surgeon|
|Prof Stephen O'Leary FRACS||Surgeon|
|Assoc. Prof Jenepher Martin FRACS||Surgeon/Educator|
|Prof Elizabeth Molloy||Clinician/Educator in non-surgical field|
|Prof Spencer Beasley FRACS||Chair Academy of Surgical Educators, RACS NZ|
|Mr John Biviano||Director, Fellowship and Standards, RACS VIC|
|Robert Whitfield||Student Member|