Structured Introduction to Surgical Skills
25th March 2017
Education Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester

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date_range Date 25th March 2017
date_range Time 1000 - 1730 hours
location_city Venue Education Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
Course Fee £10.00
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
event_seat No of Places Available 16
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal.
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This one day is aimed at providing early year medical/dental students 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. The surgical skills sessions will be interspersed with interactive discussions in pertinent surgical topics that include local anaesthesia, wound healing, diathermy and laparoscopic surgery.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • ‘Gown and Glove’ in a correct manner
  • Handle commonly used surgical instruments safely and effectively
  • Create secure 'Reef' and 'Surgical' knots used in surgical practice
  • Safely mount, handle and dismount a surgical blade
  • Make a surgical incision
  • Excise a lesion and suture the wound
  • Perform the following suturing techniques: Simple interrupted, simple continuous, subcuticular, vertical mattress, horizontal mattress
  • Understand the essential surgical principles of surgery and theatre etiquette

Features and highlights:

  • Tutored and supervised by Surgeons from various disciplines
  • Practical course with a high tutor-to-participant ratio
  • Delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations
  • Hands-on sessions where delegates will work on animal tissue and models
  • Certificate from Doctors Academy


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