Final year placements in urology in Bendigo

Student and urologist examining female patient who is lying on examination table
Shannon Read and Miss Janelle Brennan examine Maree McBuckian

Student and urologist examining female patient who is lying on examination table
 

Student and urologist examining female patient who is lying on examination table
 

Undertake a final year placement in urology in Bendigo with the School of Rural Health Bendigo and Bendigo Health.

Rotation: Urology
Where: Bendigo Health

Description

The Urology Unit at Bendigo Health aims to provide a tertiary level of urology services. They understand the difficulties of remote and regional patients (and their doctors) so actively try to accept all referrals from outlying catchment areas. 

Miss Brennan has a bed card at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne so can often directly admit patients under her care at St. Vincent's. She also operates once a month at St. Vincent’s (public), and will often operate on patients from Bendigo on that list.

Learning opportunities

The department runs an active teaching program for undergraduates, junior doctors, registrars and consultants that includes:

  • twice weekly teaching ward round
  • weekly multi-disciplinary meeting
  • weekly X-ray meeting
  • weekly Journal Club
  • weekly research day

There are also separate teaching programs for students through Monash and for residents and registrars in the hospital.

Pre-internship position

Pre-internship students:

  • admit and take full responsibility for ongoing management of a specified number of patients under the direct supervision of the fellow and consultant
  • attend and take primary responsibility for patients in outpatients and demonstrate good note taking and letter writing skills
  • achieve and demonstrate competence in indwelling catheter insertion
  • undertake a small teaching or research project that contributes to student learning or patient managements in the Urology department
  • perform basic urology procedures including flexible cystoscopy
  • participate in urodynamics.