Basic Surgical Skills

Royal College Of Surgeons

This course was developed and quality assured by the Royal College of Surgeons,

22-23 March 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)

5-6 July 2018

Further dates to be confirmed

Venue: Barts Cancer Institute, Teaching Centre, Joseph Rotblat Building, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, UK

This course has been designed to introduce surgical trainees, surgical nurse and theatre practitioners to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment. It aims to teach, assess and certify the ability of trainees to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery.

The certificate of successful completion is issued by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Course overview:

The course covers three main areas:

  • Open Surgery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery

Participants will receive:

  • Pre-course reading and a DVD to prepare for the course and enable them to get the most out of the intensive 2 days
  • Short introductory presentations for each topic, including step by step demonstrations (DVD or live) with an emphasis on the ‘4 stage’ technique of teaching a practical skill
  • Small group workstations to focus on basic skills and techniques
  • Hands-on practice with review sessions to consolidate skills
  • Continuous formative feedback and close work with faculty

Who is this course for?

This course is strongly recommended for all surgical trainees who take up their first surgical appointment and is open to foundation doctors and core trainees intending a surgical career or surgically related career (FY1-CT2). The course is also open to surgical nurse and theatre practitioners.

The course has been agreed on an intercollegiate basis and trainees who complete the course will be issued with certification that will be reciprocally recognised by all four Royal Surgical Colleges.

Contact Details

How to apply

Click here to apply online

There are only 14 places available per course and we can only guarantee a place on completion of both registration and payment in full.