Future Surgeons: Key Skills

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This one-day course was designed to address the lack of structured basic surgical skills training courses for medical students intending to follow a career in surgery. It aims to introduce participants to safe basic surgical techniques that are common to all surgical practices. This is a practical course with a high tutor to participant ratio. It is delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations and hands-on sessions where participants work on animal tissue. Tuition and supervision is provided throughout by expert surgeons. Aimed at Medical Students and FY1's.

This course is aimed towards Medical Students and FY1 doctors.

This is a practical course with a high tutor to participant ratio. It is delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations and hands-on sessions where participants work on animal tissue. Tuition and supervision is provided throughout by expert surgeons.

This one-day course was designed to address a lack of structured basic surgical skills training courses for medical students intending to follow a career in surgery. It aims to introduce participants to safe basic surgical techniques that are common to all surgical practices.

On completion of the course, participants should be able to: Demonstrate safe practice when gowning and gloving; Handle commonly used surgical instruments in a safe and effective manner; Create secure 'Reef' and 'Surgeons' knots; Pick up and safely drive a needle through tissue with accurate bite placement; Perform an interrupted suture to close a wound; Demonstrate the steps for excising a skin lesion under local anaesthesia; Excise a sebaceous cyst; Drain a superficial abces; Perform the steps to debride a traumatic wound; Perform basic techniques used for endoscopy; Explain the principles of using safe diathermy.

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15 Sep 2017 The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Book now

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