Date    :  14th June (saturday) 2014

Venue :  Medical and Surgical Skills Institute Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, GHANA


This Consultant-led course is specifically aimed at providing junior doctors intending to pursue career in surgery a structured programme of learning basic surgical skills and techniques. It will introduce to the participant the safe basic surgical techniques that are common to all surgical practices.


On completion of the course, the participant 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 laparoscopy
  • Understand the principles of using diathermy safely.
  • 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
Number of places: Strictly limited to 12 per course and, as such, will be offered on a 'first-come-first-served' basis.

Course fee: £20.00

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