ESSENTIAL SURGICAL SKILLS

(and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons [ESSPAS])

14th May 2022

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Frazer Building, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5LE



About

This one-day course is aimed at providing the attendee with an overview of the essential principles, core concepts and fundamental skills relevant for foundation years and early surgical training. The course predominantly comprises of hands-on training in surgical skills using animal tissue interspersed with structured and focused teaching on the principles of management of trauma and operative surgery. With a high tutor-to-delegate ratio, this course is designed to equip the attendee with the essential surgical skills that will be expected of a clinical year medical student or junior doctor in the operating theatre. There will also be discussions on the management of patients with trauma and those presenting with surgical emergencies. Delegates will have the opportunity to practise various skills on animal tissue.

Topics Covered

  • Aseptic precautions
  • Surgical gowning
  • Closed method of gloving
  • Suture materials and needles
  • Safe use of local anaesthesia
  • Handling of surgical instruments
  • Secure knot tying (Reef knot, Surgical knot, Tying at Depth)
  • Basic suturing techniques (simple interrupted, simple continuous, subcuticular, vertical mattressand horizontal mattress)
  • Excision of a cutaneous lesion
  • Excision of a subcutaneous cyst
  • Drainage of an abscess
  • Debridement of a contaminated wound
  • Wound healing and principles of reconstructive surgery
  • Role of antibiotics in trauma and surgery
  • Principles of surgical diathermy
  • Fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery
  • Discussion of cases in trauma and general surgery

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the delegate should:
  • have understood the importance of aseptic precautions in surgery.
  • be able to gown in a correct manner.
  • be able to carry out closed method of gloving.
  • have gained an appreciation of the various suture materials and needles.
  • be able to institute local anaesthesia in a safe and efficient manner.
  • be able to handle surgical instruments correctly and dispose the sharps safely.
  • be able to tie a secure reef and surgeon’s knot, and tie at depth.
  • be able to perform the basic suturing techniques.
  • be able to excise a lesion and close the wound.
  • be able to excise a subcutaneous cyst and close the wound.
  • be able to drain an abscess and plan appropriate wound management.
  • be able to debride a contaminated wound in an effective manner.
  • have understood the principles of diathermy.
  • be able to assist in laparoscopic surgery in an efficient manner.
  • have understood the essential concepts in wound healing and the principles of reconstructive surgery.
  • be able to structure a safe initial management plan for patients presenting with trauma and emergency surgical conditions.

Reviews

It catered to all levels and I felt all my needs were met. There was a dedicated tutor to our group and I felt I could ask questions. Great delegate to tutor ratio, plenty of individual feedback and instruction. The organisation was great and I was very satisfied with the course.

LM
University of Nottingham School of Medicine, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23rd May 2021, Cardiff

Excellent course. Excellent tutors and very well run. Food was good and felt I learnt a significant amount of surgical skills. Thanks for a great day.

VG
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS trust, United Kingdom
23rd May 2021, Cardiff

Well organised, useful topics, very helpful and practical skills were taught well. The course is above expectations. Very useful, practical and organized.

JC
Royal United Hospital, Bath, United Kingdom
23rd May 2021, Cardiff

A really useful and hands on day. Covered a lot in a short amount of time. Plenty of faculty about to aid 1 to 1 teaching when needed.

SB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
22nd May 2021, Cardiff

This was a fantastic course and I will be recommending it to my friends and anyone else who is surgically inclined. I will definitely attend other Doctors Academy courses in the future based on this experience.

CH
University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division, Oxford, United Kingdom
, 22nd May 2021, Cardiff

Very good course, I would recommend to others. Really useful day, targeted at the right level, great hands on experience.

CM
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, United Kingdom
22nd May 2021, Cardiff

Thoroughly enjoyed the course, the time and effort that goes in to it is fantastic, especially the preparation of the specimens.

RJ
Grange University Hospital, Wales, United Kingdom
22nd May 2021, Cardiff

It went beyond what I was expecting in essentially all the criteria. Overall I really enjoyed the course, and I'm already keen to get on another one with yourselves.

AS
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
22nd May 2021, Cardiff

Really excellent. Great delegate-to-tutor ratio, great explanations and delivery. I learnt a lot. It was very well organized and well done!

TH
University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division, Oxford, United Kingdom
22nd May 2021, Cardiff

Great range of topics covered and tutor to delegate ratio, fantastic amount of material covered in a short time. Very positive, had a very enjoyable time

RF
University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division, Oxford, United Kingdom
22nd May 2021, Cardiff

Outstanding course - fantastic breadth of topics covered in very comprehensive detail by highly competent tutors, and at a great price!

LT
The Heath Hospital in Cardiff (University Hospital of Wales)
22nd May 2021, Cardiff

I thought this was an extremely good course and in particular very good value for money! I was surprised how many skills I learnt throughout the day and the number of topics covered. There was enough delegate:tutors and I felt as though someone was always there to either observe or assist when I was practicing skills. The course was well organised and I particularly liked the demonstrations on the large projector at the front. Overall this was a very good course and has provided me with skills that I can now apply when in theatres during my foundation year training.

RK
University of Leeds School of Medicine, Leeds, United Kingdom
28th March 2021, Crewe

Topics covered were very good coverage of basic essential surgical skills needed for future career development, friendly and helpful tutors, good tutor to student ratio and the surgical course organisation was structured with clear and descriptive explanation of the surgical skills delivered.

DT
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
28th March 2021, Crewe

I thought that it was brilliant and there were so many different skills fitted into the day. I thought that the value for money was great compared to other similar courses that are offered with CPD points. I feel that as a medical student, to be able to enter my FY1 years and feel confident in skills such as removing a cyst, draining an abscess and techniques on moving skin lesions in addition to being able to offer to close will prove truly invaluable and I hope will give me opportunities to develop my career greatly. I thought the tutors were fantastic and it was great to be able to have someone watch me do the skills and help me with techniques to improve.

MB
University of Leicester College of Medicine, United Kingdom
28th March 2021, Crewe

The course was well structured and the staff were very helpful and patient. Great course, amazing value for money, would recommend to friends.

OS
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, United Kingdom
28th March 2021, Crewe

I genuinely was very impressed with this course. Despite having already being in theatre a fair amount, and already having some suturing practice under my belt, I found the engaging nature of the tutors and their ratio to delegates, the time to practice, the quality and quantity of useful content, all exceptionally good and beneficial. The layout of 3/4 to a table was also great, as this led to their being about 1/2 tutors at a table at all times. There really is very little I would change about this course.

ZO
Leicester Medical School, Leicester, UK
28th March 2021, Crewe

Really impressed. Good range of topics covered. All seemed relevant and good to go over what you need to know when beginning to assist in theatre. Organisation was good and enough tutors to help out. Was organised very well.

AM
University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division, Oxford, United Kingdom
, 28th March 2021, Crewe

The topics covered were comprehensive and covered in detail well suited for my current grade. Skills learnt were appropriate and very thoroughly taught. The delegate:tutor ratio was superb. Professionalism, organisation and delivery of the course were of the highest standards. Overall I was extremely satisfied with the course.

CC
Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
28th March 2021, Crewe

Blown away by the course! Explanations by Professor Enoch were very clear and the high demonstrator: student ratio meant that we were supported and guided by experts every step of the way - have already highly recommended to many friends. Thank you Doctors Academy team :)

OH
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Very much enjoyed the course and I have learnt a lot, thank you very much. Tutors were very helpful and lovely.

MH
Keele University School of Medicine, Keele, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Really enjoyable day. the clinical educator staff helping were fantastic.

MM
University of Leeds School of Medicine, Leeds, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Really great course, loads of ground to cover but all topics were covered really well. Would be really hard to improve on the quality and quantity of information and skills taught in a day. Brilliant delivery, great course.

RB
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Really beneficial course. Fantastic teaching and practical demonstration tutor to student ratio was fantastic as 1 tutor to roughly 4 who actively interacted and helped us. Would definitely recommend to friends.

NO
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

The course was pitched at the right level for aspiring surgeons. It was a full day but it was so engaging that time flew by. It was an absolute pleasure to be taught by Professor Enoch and the surgical trainees.

RH
Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Very impressive. I am very eager to attend the next course.

PW
Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Really really good. Covered everything to a good level, the tutors were lovely, the content was excellent. The catering was fantastic as well.

KB
Keele University School of Medicine, Keele, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Packed day with many hands-on opportunities, Optimal delegate:tutor ratio despite COVID restrictions and social distancing. Very professional and approachable tutors who shared valuable advice on improving surgical skills and portfolio at home. Prof was very knowledgeable and keen to teach. Highly recommended for any student or foundation doctor! Good selection of food and refreshments.

TT
Manchester Medical School, Manchester, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

The course covered variety of topics that are essential for any medical student or health care worker. The skills were demonstrated sufficiently. The organisers did a great job providing several samples and subjects that made the learning easier, simpler and enjoyable as well.

AH
University of Glasgow School of Medicine, Glasgow, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Very happy with the training received. Learnt a lot and got to practise and see myself improve! A lot was fit in to the day and I was surprised with the amount I learnt overall. Was a great course which surpassed my expectations.

WM
University of Leeds School of Medicine, Leeds, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

I was so impressed, it is such a shame that we don't get more opportunities like this within studying medicine.

CO
University of Leicester College of MedicineLeicester, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Delegate:tutor ratio was phenomenal. Very personable tutors. Loved the desk arrangement to meet new people, too. Skills learned were first time and will most certainly be used in future. Fantastic course!!

PM
University of Nottingham School of Medicine, Nottingham, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

I think overall this was a great day with a lot of skills involved. Personally I think they were taught great, with a lot of time to practise. I have gained better confidence now that I have attended this event.

JC
Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Very satisfied with the course. Really well taught, very good ratio of delegate to tutor- really enjoyed it!

OD
Wirral University Teaching Hospital , Birkenhead, United Kingdom
27th March 2021, Crewe

Excellent course. I really appreciated the time to practice the skills we were learning.

KM
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Essential surgical skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 27th March 2021, Crewe

The course was absolutely great on the content and all the staff were so professional at the same time they were friendly and willing to help so much. There was plenty of assistance available and all presentations were very clear. Fantastic course with friendly and extremely good tutors.

AG
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
6th March 2021, Cardiff

The course met what was set out in the learning outcomes and was delivered in a manner that was enjoyable and allowed plenty of time to practice the skills being shown. It was a really great day, I learnt a lot of skills, and the tutors were great in individually coming round and giving instruction on suturing and technique etc. The tutors were very helpful and it was very beneficial to have several members of staff being able to help us and check our technique. I would recommend this course to other students, whether they are specifically interested in surgery or not.

KS
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
6th March 2021, Cardiff

Absolutely wonderful. Academically fantastic, great hands on day, lots of support. Staff were all lovely, venue was perfect and catering was good. Thanks very much, cannot wait to attend in the future.

KS
Swansea University Medical School, Swansea
6th March 2021, Cardiff

Great learning experience. Topics covered were definitely fundamental and good reminders for all of us who are in clinical practice. Hands-on sessions were good practice. Very useful teaching on different types of sutures and diathermy. Excellent experience overall. Thank you.

CC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
6th March 2021, Cardiff

I found this course really helpful. It's a good practice to learn special protocols of operation theatre especially when you are an international medical graduate. All topics were covered efficiently. Good way to learn some new skills. Appropriate delegate-to-tutor ratio. I really enjoyed the course. It was full of professionalism. Thank you for offering such a great opportunity to learn surgical skills.

BA
NA
6th March 2021, Cardiff

Excellent course, filled me with confidence going forth into a medical career and aiming for a surgical career as a medical student. Delegate-to-tutor ratio was very good and I felt that I had adequate help when needed. All tutors were very helpful and lovely.

EF
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
6th March 2021, Cardiff

Really great session. It was very clear and structured. I felt that the skills taught were related to clinical scenarios and relevant to my future training. Not sure what I was expecting but it went above and beyond any expectations I had. The tutors were so friendly and helpful and taught extremely well.

AY
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
6th March 2021, Cardiff 

Generally it was a good course and I'm glad that I signed up for it.

BH
University of Nicosia Medical School, Nicosia, Cyprus
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19th December 2020, Cardiff

This was one of the best surgical skill courses I have been to, definitely worth the money, incredibly well organised, kind tutors and excellent teaching from the professor! Plenty of time to practice and gain skills!!

AM
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19th December 2020, Cardiff

Great course - I wish I had done this before my student placements in surgery as it would have really helped me to make the most out of them!

CF
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19th December 2020, Cardiff

This course was very well organised and run. The tutors were very friendly and approachable. Great range of topics covered and I learnt a lot.

CT
CWM Taf University Health Board
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19th December 2020, Cardiff

It was very well executed course. Good value for money. Tight schedule but a lot covered.

JL
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19thDecember 2020, Cardiff

Overall fantastic course. So much of relevant topics were covered on the day. I had a long travel to do this Cardiff but well worth it. Thank you tutors and organisers!

MG
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19thDecember 2020, Cardiff

A comprehensive range of essential topics were covered with a good tutor-delegate ratio so that any struggles could be quickly attended to and fixed. The delivery was highly professional and of a high standard.

MM
Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19th December 2020, Cardiff

Animal specimens were amazing to practice on. Excellent range of topics covered. Very relevant for assisting in theatre.

MF
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19thDecember 2020, Cardiff

. Had a great day, excellent teaching from the professor. Thank you!

RM
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19th December 2020, Cardiff

The course was generally well organised, tutors were very friendly.

DC
Cardiff University School of Medicine
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19thDecember 2020, Cardiff

Excellent course with plenty of tutors. Well organised!

NB
Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 19thDecember 2020, Cardiff

I highly recommend this course to all medical students. I am a second year medical student and I enjoyed this course very much. I didn't feel the time passing at all. The tutors were friendly and there was 1 tutor for 2 students. This made it easy to ask questions and learn the techniques.

AB
Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

I thought overall the course was excellent, and would (and have) recommended to others. The speed of the course was excellent - the demonstrations were excellent and quick, which allowed enough practice time. Using animal tissue was also a big plus as it's much better than foam models. All stations were really helpful.

GD
Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 5th December 2020

Very good, informative and useful course to attend, will recommend to friends and colleagues for future attendance.

AA
Ibn-Sina Training Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 5th December 2020

I liked the way it related to the BSS curriculum. The tutors were really charming and supportive. My tutor was very patient and insightful 10/10.

JM
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 5th December 2020

Excellent course with lots of content which was delivered in such a way that suited both medical students and junior doctors. Very high tutor: student ratio.

JB
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 5th December 2020

The day was very informative and useful. Excellent tutors, very friendly, patient and supportive.

MF
University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 5th December 2020

I have been for a few other surgical skills courses but this is simply the best. Very structured, very organized and very relevant. Lots of practice on animal tissue and learning correct techniques. Never taught in medical school or at work. This course is a ‘must do’ for every medical student and junior doctor. Also, given how much content was covered in a day the course was very well taught. 5+ stars!!

GB
St. George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Great course delivery and content.

KB
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Overall I found the course excellent! The delegate-to-tutor ratio was very good and the course covered a big part of BSS.

SM
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Absolutely fantastic course.

ME
Royal London Hospital, London, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Excellent delegate-to-tutor ratio, I felt that queries I had were promptly answered. Lots of good information packed into one day, and the cases were a good way of consolidating surgical knowledge. Mohit Achanta

NA
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

I thought that all the tutors and assisting staff were excellent. Clear explanations, all staff were lovely, plenty of time to practice all skills in question, and great value for money.

SS
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Good variety of topics, skills were all useful. The ratio of delegates per tutor was excellent, not too crowded and enough tutors to cover questions and good learning. Very insightful and helpful tutors, and on the whole good professionalism. Thank you for organising.

CK
St Heliers Hospital, Sutton, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

I thought that all the tutors and assisting staff were excellent. Clear explanations, all staff were lovely, plenty of time to practice all skills in question, and great value for money.

NH
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Great tutor to delegate ratio, excellent demonstration and ample time to practice.

SI
University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine, Southampton, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Topics were covered in depth and I have learnt skills that will certainly help in my future career as a surgeon. I very much appreciated the friendly atmosphere and the dedication of the demonstrator and the tutors. They were most helpful. It was overall an excellent introduction to the world of surgery.

MT
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Fantastic course delivered very professionally and efficiently. So many topics and skills were covered, and most importantly in a structured way. It as step-by-step approach and lots of practical tips were provided. Much appreciate the tutors and organizers.

AA
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 6th December 2020

Fantastic. Loved receiving advice from senior surgeons too! Very well organised. Very good value for money.

MA
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 5th December 2020

An excellent course, which really helped teach the foundations of surgery.

TA
Alrafiden Hospital, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Essential Surgical Skills and Principles for Aspiring Surgeons, 5th December 2020

Overall, the course was thoroughly enjoyable and very beneficial. As a medical student, I thought the content was pitched at just the right level. I particularly liked that, when the case discussions began, we were separated into groups and taught at an appropriate level. The teaching sessions were concise but included all the information I needed at my current level, and the presenters were enthusiastic and engaging.

OR
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and their Application, 5th July 2020, Cardiff

Course was very affordable and content delivered was of an excellent standard. Ample time for practical skills. Course was pitched to the right level for foundation trainees. I definitely feel more confident in my practical skills (suturing/knot tying) and look forward to applying them in the clinical/theatre setting. Thank you all for a great informative day!

JC
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and their Application, 5th July 2020, Cardiff

A very informative and interactive basic surgical course suitable to both medical students and foundation doctors. Sessions were expertly delivered and explained by a friendly and approachable faculty. Lectures and case based discussions led by Consultants and Registrars provided an excellent perspective to both a career and the application process involved in becoming a surgeon. I would highly recommend this course to any student or junior doctor with any level of interest in surgery.

DM
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and their Application, 5th July 2020, Cardiff

Really enjoyed the course! It was so lovely to see the faculty share their enthusiasm for surgery!

HW
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
Essential Surgical Skills and their Application, 5th July 2020, Cardiff

Really great course. Enthusiastic and engaging staff. Really enjoyed the T&O aspect of the course.

AH
FY1, Cardiff & Vale Health Board)
Essential Surgical Skills and their Application, 5th July 2020, Cardiff

I learnt a great deal about basic surgical skills, especially knot tying and suturing techniques. This is something that I can add to my portfolio.

HB
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

This course was a brilliant introduction to basic surgical concepts and skills. I enjoyed it a lot!

ZH
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

It was both relevant and informative.

JJ
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

I loved the workshops and having the opportunity to perform suturing on animal tissue.

CC
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

It was very good. It was lovely to attend a course that was cheap enough for students but was also of a high level.

EW
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

Overall, I thought this was a fantastic course. I definitely feel that I had sufficient opportunities to practice essential surgical skills and have learnt more about relevant applications. The teaching was amazing, and all the staff were friendly and taught in such a way that wasn't intimidating.

IL
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

The teachers were very good; they were very helpful, friendly and approachable.

AS
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

The course was very well organised and run at an affordable price. The faculty were keen to teach in a non-judgemental manner and the presentations were clear. This was my first surgical course and it has given me a solid foundation upon which I can build to develop my basic surgical skills and confidently take part in suturing and abscess drainage during my General Surgery rotation.

AM
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

The course was very well organised and informative. I was very grateful for the faculty support, who were extremely patient and kind.

CE
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

This was a good start to getting surgical courses under my belt.

GG
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

I thought the use of small group facilitators throughout the main sessions was very useful; it was great to have almost a 1:1 tutorial if you were struggling, as well as continuous feedback on how to improve. I feel much more confident now when being asked to go into theatre to assist.

LL
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

This was a fantastic opportunity for hands on experience; it was thoroughly enjoyable as well as educational. The faculty were all absolutely brilliant, and the price was very reasonable in comparison to other courses.

MC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
November 2019, Cardiff

Suitable For

  • Medical Students
  • Foundation Year Doctors
  • Core Surgical Trainees
  • Junior Surgeons
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Surgical Nurse Practitioners
  • Theatre Assistants

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Dates 14th May 2022

15th May 2022

29th October 2022

30th October 2022
Venue
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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Frazer Building, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5LE
Course Fee £145.00
(Medical Students from all Medical Schools will be eligible for an educational grant that will allow attendance at this course for a reduced fee. Details are available upon registration.)
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 26
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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