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. 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 endoscopy. Explain the principles of using safe diathermy.