Level 1 modules
Level 1 addresses the areas of required knowledge in the areas of basic sciences, diagnosis and diagnostic tools, plus professional matters. Level 1 topics will need to be covered prior to completing the first vascular year of advanced training.
- Anatomical Approaches in Vascular Surgery
- Endothelium and vessel wall
- Haemodynamics and Biomaterials
- Ischaemia/Reperfusion Injury and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)
- Pathophysiology of Aneurysm
- Preoperative and perioperative assessment of the vascular patient
- Principles of Imaging
- Professionalism and Ethics
- Wound Healing
Trainees are encouraged to attempt the Level 1 self-assessment questions upon completion of each individual module at the link below.
Level 2 modules
Level 2 modules are more clinically based as follows:
- Five modules relate specifically to vascular diseases encountered in five regions of the body.
- Venous disease and graft infections are considered separately.
- The Vascular medicine module includes conditions, seen by vascular surgeons, which are not typically treated surgically and also covers the role of cardiovascular drugs in Vascular Surgery.
- Clinical infections in vascular surgery
- Carotid and Vertebral Arterial Disease
- Lower Limb Arterial Disease
- Miscellaneous vascular disorders
- Upper extremity disorders
- Vascular Conditions of the Abdomen and Thorax
- Vascular medicine
Trainees are encouraged to attempt the Level 2 self-assessment questions upon completion of each individual module at the link below.
The non-technical modules are made up of the nine RACS competencies. More detailed information on each of the modules can be found in the links below:
- Collaboration (PDF 29.71KB)
- Health advocacy
- Judgement - clinical decision making
- Management and leadership
- Medical expertise
- Professionalism and ethics
- Scholar and teacher
- Technical expertise