Future Surgeons: Key Skills for Medical Students and Foundation Year Trainees - Cardiff
Provided by Doctors Academy
About the course
This one day Consultant-led course is specifically aimed at providing medical students in their clinical years and junior doctors with a structured programme to learn basic surgical skills and techniques that are common to all surgical practices. The course will use animal tissue and simulation techniques to teach the participants a variety of surgical skills and techniques.
Features & Highlights:
• Tutored and supervised by Consultant Surgeons from various disciplines.
• Practical course with a high tutor-to-participant ratio.
• Delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations and hands-on sessions where participants work on animal tissue.
• An official course of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh specifically aimed at junior doctors intending to pursue a career in surgery.
• Certificate for portfolio from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Doctors Academy.
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 abscess.
• Perform the steps to debride a traumatic wound.
• Perform basic techniques used for laparoscopy.
• Explain the principles of using safe diathermy.
- Year 3 medical students and above
- Foundation year trainees
Number of places: Strictly limited to 20 per course and, as such, will be offered on a 'first-come-first-served' basis.