Cardiff Cadaveric General Surgical Emergency Operations Course

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About the course


This unique one-day ‘hands-on’ course will provide the participant with the opportunity to perform selected common general surgical emergency operations on unembalmed freeze-preserved cadavers under the direct supervision of Consultant Surgeons.  With a high tutor-to-participant ratio, this practical course will be delivered in small groups using a series of tutor demonstrations where participants will undertake various general surgical emergency operations on cadavers, simulating clinical practice.

Types of Procedures

  • Laparotomy
  • Small Bowel Resections
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Appendicectomy
  • Right Hemicolectomy
  • Exploration of Inguinal Canal
  • Exploration of Scrotum
  • Orchidopexy
  • Creation of Stoma

Suitable for

  • Speciality Trainees (ST3 and ST4 level) in General and Emergency Surgery
  • Core Trainees (CT2 level or post MRCS CT1 level) who are planning on embarking on a career in one of the following surgical disciplines (General, Upper GI, Colorectal, Emergency Surgery)

Course Objectives

  • Understand the basic principles and steps in undertaking common general surgical emergency operations
  • Practice the operations on unembalmed freeze-preserved cadavers
  • Understand the indications, contraindications and potential risks of these operations

Features and Highlights

  • Participants work on unembalmed freeze-preserved cadavers
  • Tutored and supervised by Consultant Surgeons
  • Hands-on practical course with a high tutor-to-participant ratio
  • Small group teaching and demonstrations


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