BASIC INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Duration of the elective: 1 month

 

 

Number of students: 1 student

 

 

Prerequisites: None

 

 

Location(s): Koç University Hospital

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

 

 

Elective Director: Billur Sezgin Kizilok

 

 

Elective Faculty: Billur Sezgin Kizilok, Sacit Karademir

 

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

The Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery rotation has been designed so that students can further improve on their basic knowledge and ultimately gain skills that will prove to be helpful to them throughout their professional life. This includes, but is not limited to; professionalism, basic surgical skills and medical knowledge. Throughout the training, they will be supervised by mentors.

 

 

Students will be expected to be present at the outpatient clinics on time every day and take an active part in history taking and physical examination. They will also be expected to assist outpatient surgical procedures. They will take part in operations conducted by the plastic surgery team and be required to undertake the responsibilites that are given to them.

 

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

 

Brief: professionalism, basic surgical skills and medical knowledge.

 

 

Specific objectives are:

 

 

1) To develop the ability to independently care for individual patients under the supervision of medical teaching staff

 

 

2) To show accountability to the patient and your colleagues

 

 

3) To develop practical skills in the field of general plastic surgery

 

 

wound closure (suturing, stapler, strips, etc.)

 

 

suture removal

 

 

wound debridement

 

 

wound care

 

 

surgical assistance

 

 

approach to skin tumors (benign and malignant)

 

 

approach to maxillofacial trauma

 

 

alternatives in breast reconstruction

 

 

alternative methods for reconstruction of soft tissue defects

 

 

general concepts in aesthetic surgery

 

 

 

4) To further develop communicative, social and emotional skills

 

 

5) To integrate relevant differential diagnoses in your daily routine

 

 

6) To develop problem oriented approaches

 

 

7) To independently establish an appropriate treatment plan

 

 

8) To learn the basics of scientific research and to perform a relevant literature search for a specific topic

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT OR EVALUATION

 

 

Assesment will be conducted with the KUSIS MELC500 system personal evaluation and overall evaluation forms.