Essential Clinical Skills for Aspiring Medical Students

13th February 2024

0900 - 1730 hours

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay


This one-day course is aimed at A Level students who are considering pursuing a career in Medicine. It will introduce students to a number of clinical skills with which medical students should be familiar, providing them with ample opportunity to gain hands-on experience, as well as appreciate the theoretical concepts behind such skills.

It is hoped that students will be able to discuss the skills practised and conceptualised in their applications to Medical School.

Skills Covered

  • Aseptic Precautions in the Operating Theatre
  • Scrubbing and Handwashing Technique
  • Closed Method of Gowning and Gloving
  • Correct Handling of Common Surgical Instruments and Disposing of Sharps
  • Simple Suturing Technique
  • Excision of a Simulated Cutaneous Lesion
  • Draining an Abscess
  • Debriding a Contaminated Wound
  • Blood Drawing
  • Basics of ABG Measurement and Interpretations
  • Taking a Pulse
  • Using a Stethoscope for Auscultation of a Heartbeat
  • Basics of ECG Recording and ECG Interpretation
  • Using a Doppler Machine to Detect Blood Flow
  • Using a Tendon Hammer to Test for Reflexes
  • Urine Analysis and Interpretations
  • Basic Adult Life Support
  • Basic Paediatric Life Support
  • Basic Principles of Surgical Diathermy
  • Simulated Laparoscopic Exercises

Aimed at

A Level students who are considering a career in Medicine

Quick Information
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Date 13th February 2024
Time 0900-1730 hours
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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay
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.
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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