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The Surgical Grand Rounds, hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion. These podcasts are arranged by the Oxford University Medical Education Fellows. Topics will be discussed are The Role of Humanitarian Aid in Global Surgery, Safe surgery in Africa and so on.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 1
Genomic revolution and its impact on prostate cancer care 00:42:00
Reflections on a retained swab Never Event in Churchill Theatres 00:49:00
HIV positive to positive transplantation: changing practices around the world 00:39:00
Helping with breathing and eating – reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint 00:40:00
Haemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill patient: current and evolving echo techniques 00:23:00
Targeting the affective component of pain 00:44:00
Vascular trials, big data and dementia’ and ‘Community leg ulcer clinics and telemedicine 00:39:00
Module: 2
Landscaping the future of coronary artery bypass graft surgery 00:27:00
Pre-hospital emergency medicine – recent developments and top tips for the first on scene 00:43:00
Non-technical skills for surgeons: a hard time for soft skills 00:48:00
Rare events – unavoidable challenges and lessons to be learned 00:44:00
Safer surgical services and human factors: two steps forward… 00:45:00
Surgery for advanced rectal cancer – crossing the boundaries 00:48:00
Dealing with major trauma in developing countries – 20 years on 00:42:00
Module: 3
Ovarian metastases from gastrointestinal tract malignancy 01:04:00
Bariatric surgery: new challenges 00:42:00
The impact of complications and errors on surgeons 00:38:00
Flow disruptors for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms unsuitable for endosaccular coiling 00:40:00
The challenge of aortic therapy: stimulus to break new paths 00:43:00
Human factors based investigation of serious surgical mishaps 00:35:00
The mesentery: congenital and acquired disorders of a new organ 00:49:00
Prostate artery embolisation in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia and beyond 00:39:00
Module: 4
The 100,000 Genomes Project 00:40:00
Innovations in access surgery 00:45:00
When surgeons become patients: occupational health and wellbeing for doctors 00:48:00
William Osler and his legacy to medicine 00:38:00
Keyhole implantation of a new aortic valve in the conscious patient: TAVI in 2017 00:29:00
Establishing a microsurgery center at Chang Gung and advances in mandibular reconstruction 01:06:00
Should surgical innovation be taught and encouraged? 00:38:00
Module: 5
It’s no longer OK to say I practise differently than everyone else 00:37:00
Laparoscopic aortic surgery: Credible or just plain crazy? 00:24:00
Challenges of being an academic surgeon and journal editor 00:44:00
Side Effects to Some, Therapies to Others: Autonomic Neuromodulation 00:33:00
Upper GI Surgery 00:45:00
How to ask the right questions: Lessons learned in 30 years of research 00:45:00
Safe surgery in Africa: Exploring barriers and trialling interventions 00:24:00
Médecins Sans Frontières: The Role of Humanitarian Aid in Global Surgery 00:40:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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