This course is aimed at cardiothoracic trainees in year 4-6 and complements the established intermediate cardiac surgery course. It provides excellent preparation for the part 3 exam and also allows individuals who are considering thoracic surgery as a career to examine the subject in more depth.
This highly interactive course includes small group teaching/seminars and skills workshops.
Multiple techniques including VATS lobectomy and chest wall reconstruction will be covered.
If you are interested in receiving details of forthcoming dates via email, please register your interest.
At the completion of the course participants will:
- Be able to assess CT, PET-CT and MRI imaging for operative planning
- Have a clear understanding of physiological fitness for surgery assessment, and pre-operative work up planning
- Be able to recognise and manage major post-operative complications
- Understand the mechanism of assessing and managing lung cancer (including the scientific basis of staging systems and techniques used in the determination of stage and fitness for surgery)
- Have a clear understanding of the role of surgical treatment in the multi-disciplinary management of lung cancer and other intra-thoracic malignant diseases (including an appreciation of the principles of other treatment modalities and their outcomes)
- Understand the assessment and management of patients with pleural disease (including pneumothorax and empyema, and including both VATS and open strategies)
- Understand the assessment and management of patients with mediastinal tumours and masses (including surgical management if appropriate and utilising both VATS and open strategies)
- Understand assessment and management of patients with major thoracic trauma, including operative techniques for chest wall stabilisation
- Become familiar with specialist operating theatre equipment relevant to thoracic surgery.
- Be better able to understand and use lung function data
- Have a better technical competency in airway suturing, tying at depth within the chest and chest wall reconstruction
Learning outcomes and ISCP
Key topics: 6,7,8,9,10,14
Mr Tom Routledge
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Guy's Hospital London
Target Audience / Suitability
ST4-6 cardiothoracic trainees (maybe of interest to upper GI trainees and other specialities)Am I suitable?
- Small group discussion
- Practical sessions – animal tissue and jigs
- Data analysis
Cardiac Surgical Skills Laboratory
Access to the teaching materials and videos for the Cardiac Surgical Skills Laboratory is restricted to UK surgeons with a GMC number. You can register for a new account and please remember to enter your GMC number. If you experience any problems with accessing the materials, contact us.