Commitment to Education and Training
Epworth HealthCare is a teaching hospital, and is building the resources and facilities to educate current and future clinicians.
Through the teaching hospital framework, academic leadership is provided by the Academic Chairs and the Directors of Clinical Institutes, who facilitate undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, enhanced research activities, peer reviews and clinical audits.
This in turn provides results in improved patient treatment, innovation and outcomes. Epworth HealthCare expects its credentialed specialists to participate in teaching activities.
The Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) course is recommended by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for all consultant surgeons and final year trainees who participate in care of the injured. It is considered essential for surgeons involved in the management of major trauma and those working in remote, regional and rural areas.
The DSTC course is an invigorating and exciting opportunity to focus on:
- Surgical decision-making in complex scenarios
- Operative technique in critically ill trauma patients
- Hands on practical experience with experienced instructors (both national and international)
- Insight into difficult trauma situations with learned techniques of haemorrhage control and the ability to handle major thoracic, cardiac and abdominal injuries