This is a practical course delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations and hands-on sessions where you will work on animal tissue. You will be tutored and supervised by Consultant Surgeons from various disciplines.

On completion of the course, you 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; Appreciate the safe use of local anaesthesia; 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 essential steps to debride a traumatic wound effectively; Perform basic techniques used for endoscopy; and Understand the principles of using diathermy safely.