Introduction to surgical care: the surgery service and surgery training; operating room setup and basics of sterile technique; medical assessment of the surgical patient; anaesthesia principles; the management of perioperative pain and anxiety; transfusions and blood components therapy; recovery room care; imaging the surgical patient. Basic and special procedures: incision and wound closure and the healing process; emergency airway management; surgical endoscopy; laparoscopy surgery; basic technical procedures. Cortical care and burn management: a combined approach to clinical care; shock and resuscitation; surgical infection and antibiotics; complications of shock and infection; burn trauma and surgery; fluids electrolytes and acidbase balance; nutritional support. Principles of surgical oncology: cancer biology; principles of radiotherapy; principles of chemotherapy; chronic vascular access. Surgical presentations: the oesophagus; the stomach, duodenum and small intestine; the colon, rectum and anus; the liver; the biliary system; the spleen and lymphatic system; the pancreas; hernias; the head and neck; the endocrine system; the breast; soft tissue sarcomas; the heart; the lung, chest wall and pleura; vascular surgery; transplantation; plastic surgery; orthopaedic surgery; neurosurgery; urologic surgery; gynaecologic surgery; paediatric surgery.