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Advancing Surgical Education

Theory, Evidence and Practice

  • Provides historical and theoretical perspectives on surgical education

  • Examines practical examples of designing and implementing surgical education programs

  • Written by a team of experienced surgical educators from around the world

Part of the book series: Innovation and Change in Professional Education (ICPE, volume 17)

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Table of contents (41 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Celebrating Surgical Education

    • Debra Nestel, Kirsten Dalrymple, John T. Paige
    Pages 1-6
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-8
    2. The Contemporary Context of Surgical Education

      • Adrian Anthony, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan
      Pages 17-31
    3. Surgical Education Leadership and the Role of the Academy

      • Peter Gogalniceanu, Margaret Hay, Nizam Mamode
      Pages 33-43
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-56
    2. Cognitive Neuroscience and Design of Surgical Education

      • David Bartle, Andrew Evans
      Pages 57-67
    3. Communities of Practice and Surgical Training

      • Tasha A. K Gandamihardja, Debra Nestel
      Pages 95-104
    4. Activity Theory and the Surgical Workplace

      • Edward F. Ibrahim
      Pages 105-113
    5. The Role of Power in Surgical Education: A Foucauldian Perspective

      • Nancy McNaughton, Ryan Snelgrove
      Pages 115-122
    6. Constructing Surgical Identities: Being and Becoming a Surgeon

      • Roberto Di Napoli, Niall Sullivan
      Pages 123-131
    7. Constructing Surgical Identities: Becoming a Surgeon Educator

      • Tamzin Cuming, Jo Horsburgh
      Pages 133-140
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-144
    2. Designing Surgical Education Programs

      • Jennifer Choi, Dimitrios Stefanidis
      Pages 145-156
    3. Selection into Surgical Education and Training

      • John P. Collins, Eva M. Doherty, Oscar Traynor
      Pages 157-170
    4. Models of Teaching and Learning in the Operating Theatre

      • Alexandra Cope, Jeff Bezemer, Gary Sutkin
      Pages 171-182

About this book

This book is designed for anyone involved in surgical education. While it is intended as a core reference for surgeons who want to develop their surgical education knowledge and practice, it also a valuable resource for anyone undertaking a higher degree in health professions education. Divided into five parts, it starts with chapters on foundational knowledge, exploring the past before documenting the current state of surgical education and highlighting various educational leadership and governance topics. The second part examines a range of theories that inform surgical education – cognitive, behavioural and social, while the third part offers practical guidance on elements of surgical education – curriculum design, selection, feedback, assessment, evaluation, simulation and managing trainee underperformance. It also includes chapters on supporting the development of psychomotor skills, operative skills in theatre, professionalism, teamwork and patient safety. The next part shifts the focus to research in surgical education, introducing readers to all phases of conducting education research based on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods paradigms. The final part looks to the future of surgical education and of surgical educators. Assembling these topics in one volume makes this book invaluable to anyone involved in surgical education. 

Keywords

  • surgical education
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • educational design
  • Communities of practice
  • surgical training programs
  • Surgical educators
  • College of Surgery
  • highly motivated individuals
  • repetitive practice
  • Threshold concepts
  • Threshold Capability Integrated Theoretical Framework
  • Activity theory

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

    Debra Nestel

  • Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

    Kirsten Dalrymple

  • Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA

    John T. Paige

  • Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Jefferson Strategic Ventures, Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, USA

    Rajesh Aggarwal

About the editors

Debra Nestel, PhD, is Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare at Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Debra is program lead for the Graduate Programs in Surgical Education (Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne & Royal Australasian College of Surgeons). She has published over 200 papers and has edited books on healthcare simulation and simulated patient methodology. Debra is Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Simulation.

Kirsten Dalrymple, PhD, is Principal Teaching Fellow and Co-director of the Master’s in Surgical Education at Imperial College London’s Department of Surgery and Cancer. Previously, Kirsten had a major role in curriculum reform and faculty development at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. From 2005-2010 she led educational development programs for medical staff at Imperial.

John Paige, MD, has been a faculty member of the Department of Surgery at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health New Orleans School of Medicine since 2002.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, with additional appointments within the Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Radiology, and at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. He is a practicing general surgeon with fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery. John Paige, MD, has been a faculty member of the Department of Surgery at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health New Orleans School of Medicine since 2002.  He is currently a Professor of Clinical Surgery, with joint appointments within the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Radiology. He is a practicing general surgeon with fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery, and he serves as the Director of the American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institute at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Learning Center.

Rajesh Aggarwal MD PhD FRCS FACS is a surgeon and educator. He trained as a surgeon in the United Kingdom and has held academic and clinical posts at Imperial College London, the University of Pennsylvania and most recently at McGill University where he was Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning. In 2017, Rajesh took on a role in strategic ventures and innovation at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, USA.

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Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-981-13-3128-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)