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Surgery 101

Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan and many wonderful students, with the assistance of the surgeons of Edmonton.
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Dec 1, 2021

By the end of today’s episode, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pre-operative considerations relating to gender affirming surgery
  • Outline the embryological origins of the external genitalia
  • Describe the common surgical techniques used in female gender affirming surgery
  • List complications commonly encountered after female gender affirming surgery
Nov 24, 2021

By the end of today’s episode, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe basic terms relating to about the transgender community
  • Comfortably use inclusive language and pronouns
  • Describe the DSM-IV diagnosis of gender dysphoria, and
  • Recognize the elements of the pathway to receiving gender affirming surgery in Canada
Nov 18, 2021

In recent times, the terms “equity, diversity, and inclusion” or “EDI” have become buzzwords for academic institutions to demonstrate their commitment to social accountability. Although incredible work is being done, it is important to remember why it was necessary in the first place and what the ultimate goals are. Today, as I discuss EDI in surgical education, I’d like to highlight these are my own thoughts at this stage in my training as I continue to learn and unlearn, and also thank you, the listener, for engaging in what can often be a difficult discussion.

There are no formal “learning objectives” for this episode, but I hope you will be able to reflect on the following ideas:

  1. The role of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in surgical education regarding what is taught, why, and by whom.
  2. How to reflect on and grow your own EDI understanding as you go through your medical training.
Nov 10, 2021

After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the typical clinical presentation of De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Explain the pathophysiology for De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Outline the diagnosis and management of the patient with De Quervain's tenosynovitis.
Nov 3, 2021

 After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the typical clinical presentation of mallet finger
  • Explain the pathophysiology for mallet finger
  • Outline the diagnosis and management of the patient with mallet finger.
Oct 27, 2021

 After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the typical clinical presentation of Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Explain the pathophysiology and list common risk factors for Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Outline the diagnosis and management of the patient with Dupuytren’s contracture.
Oct 20, 2021

After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the typical clinical presentation of trigger finger
  • Explain the pathophysiology and list common risk factors for trigger finger
  • Outline the diagnosis and management of the patient with trigger finger.
Oct 13, 2021

By the end of this video episode, you will:

  1. Review basic principles of vascular bypass grafts
  2. Review surgical terms used
  3. Understand potential complications of bypass grafts
  4. Understand the basic steps of various bypass grafts
Oct 6, 2021

At the end of the episode, the learner will know the:

  1. Pathophysiology of PAD
  2. Clinical features of PAD
  3. Medical and surgical management of PAD
Sep 29, 2021

By the end of this episode, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the clinical presentation of meniscal injury on history and physical exam.
  2. Describe the anatomy of the menisci and classification of tears.
  3. Describe operative and non-operative management options for meniscal tears, including the indications, risks, and benefits of each.
Sep 22, 2021

At the end of this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Define Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy
  • Understand why it’s important
  • The relevant pathophysiology of DCM and how patients present
  • The prognosis of DCM
Sep 15, 2021

In this podcast, listeners will learn about Giant Cell Arteritis, specifically with regards to:

  • Exactly what giant cell arteritis is, and its pathophysiology
  • Factors that are associated with its occurrence
  • How it clinically manifests in patients, and how you can recognise it
  • Other common differentials
  • What urgent management is required, as well as considerations for longer-term management

 

 

Sep 8, 2021

After this episode, listeners should be able to:

  • Understand the basic anatomy of the esophagus
  • Recognize the causes of an esophageal perforation
  • Identify the locations and clinical presentations of an esophageal perforation
  • List a differential diagnosis
  • Understand the preoperative work up for diagnosing an esophageal perforation
  • Describe the treatment
  • Describe the major steps in the surgical repair of an esophageal perforation
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