Course: Surgery

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Course title Surgery
Course code CH1/RA011
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Palčák Ján, MUDr.
  • Kovařík Jan, MUDr.
  • Čižmář Igor, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The subject deals with the history and specific features of surgery distinguishing it from other specializations. Students become familiar with individual surgical wards, operating theatres and intensive care units. Surgical documentation is detailed, with a special focus on examination of surgical patients. Students learn about basic surgical procedures (vascular access, thoracentesis, abdominal paracentesis), preparing patients for surgeries and planning certain surgical procedures. They also learn about the algorithm for examining patients with acute abdominal pain and differential diagnosis for individual patients. All topics include the basic symptoms and signs, their treatment and post-operative care.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Students in the Bachelor programme will be introduced to the surgical patient. They will acquire knowledge regarding aetiology, diagnosis and therapy of selected surgical affections.
The student will be knowledgeable in the issues of surgical diseases, traumatology, anesthesiology and resuscitation, as well as acute surgical conditions.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Active attendance and successful exam.
Recommended literature
  • Hájek M. (1995). Chirurgie pro praktické lékaře. Grada.
  • Kolektiv autorů. Chirurgická propedeutika. Praha- Grada Avicenum.
  • Müller, M. (1997). Chirurgie pro studium a praxi. Goldstein - Praha.
  • Tvrdek J. (1994). Úvod do obecné chirurgie. Avicenum.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Sciences Physiotherapy (2011) Health service 3 Winter