Basic Surgical Skills Course

Provided by Doctors Academy

About the course

This is the new, fifth edition of the Intercollegiate course that runs over two days. It is for trainees anticipating a career in Surgery and preparing for basic surgical examinations. The course aims to teach safe operating techniques and stresses the importance of precautions for safe theatre practice.  This programme covers:

  • Gowning and gloving
  • Handling instruments
  • Knots
  • Suturing techniques
  • Haemostasis
  • Handling bowel
  • Abdominal closure and drain insertion
  • Skin lesion and LA techniques
  • Cytology techniques and biopsy
  • Fine tissue handling
  • Electro-surgery
  • Wound management
  • Endoscopic surgery

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