Future Surgeons: Key Skills for Medical Students and Foundation Year Trainees

4th April 2020
5th April 2020

Christie Hospital, Manchester

About

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.

Format and Objectives

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 laparoscopy. Explain the principles of using safe diathermy.

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.


Quick Information
Dear Colleague,

At this time of a pandemic, our primary obligation and responsibility is towards the wellbeing of all individuals in our society, particularly our patients. The health and wellbeing of all healthcare professionals, from medical students to junior doctors to consultants, should not be compromised or taken for granted.

In line the Prime Minister's statement issued on Monday 16th March 2020, which has called for a reduction in non-essential travel and an increase in social distancing amongst individuals across the country, this event will not go ahead on 4th April 2020 and 5th April 2020 and has been deferred to a future date.

On behalf of the organisers, we sincerely apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience that this might cause. As I am sure you can appreciate, the situation is completely unprecedented and unforeseen. We are reviewing the situation on a daily basis, in line with the Colleges, the hospitals, the WHO, and guidelines issued by the UK Government. Once the situation has settled, we will be able to provide the date of the rescheduled event.

The above measure has been put in place in order to prioritise the health and wellbeing of all concerned.

Thank you for your kind understanding in this regard.

Our thoughts are with our delegates and faculty as they strive to protect the nation at this challenging time.

We wish you good health in this difficult and challenging period.
Date 4th April 2020
5th April 2020
Venue
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Christie Hospital, Manchester
Course Fee £ 95.00
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 20
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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