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Surgical Skills for Students (SSS)

This hands-on one-day course is taught by engaging faculty and is designed for medical students preparing to embark on a surgical career.

This course will teach you how to safely perform basic surgical procedures in a safe environment, working with animal tissue, simulations and a variety of jigs.

Taught in a workshop format with feedback from faculty during practical sessions, you will develop essential surgical skills such as gowning and gloving, suturing techniques and knot tying.

Successfully passing the Surgical Skills for Students course entitles medical students, foundation and core trainees to 12 months complementary Affiliate Membership. After completing your post-course evaluation, apply for membership as normal and the cost will be removed from your basket. 

RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you're eligible to join or transfer

To see a list of our current Surgical Skills for Students course centres please click here (correct as of May 2020)

Suture practice kit

Limbs and Things are offering a 10% discount on their Suture Tutor kit to SSS participants. 

Find out more about the kit here. Please email GBsales@limbsandthings.com using code STROC10% to purchase kits.

  • £99.00
  • 1 day
£99.00
1 day

Suitability

This course is aimed at medical students. It is also ideal for health professionals who need basic knotting and suturing skills for their role, or who are considering moving into a surgical career.

Learning Outcomes

Following the course, you will be able to: 

  • identify and practise safe operating techniques, including gowning and gloving;
  • recognise the characteristics of surgical instruments and sharps, and handle them safely;
  • identify and use the correct techniques for laying safe surgical knots;
  • identify and use correct, safe suturing techniques;
  • explain and practise safe local anaesthetic techniques.

Format

This course teaches practical skills in a workshop environment, with support from experienced surgeons, and personal feedback on your progress.

This makes the learning experience far more interactive than lecture-based courses available elsewhere.

Testimonial

Developed specifically for medical students, Surgical Skills for Students is a highly interactive one day course that covers how to safely perform basic surgical procedures. Affiliate member Prakrit Kumar shares his experience of the course, and how he’s applying his new skills now.

"The faculty were all well-experienced, accomplished surgeons in their respective fields. I appreciated the opportunity to have informal discussions with these several different surgeons regarding their work and with the two of them being orthopaedic surgeons greatly enhanced the flavor of the course for me.
I thoroughly recommend this course to all my friends considering a career in surgery."

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Additional Information

Course content:

  • gowning and double-gloving in a sterile environment;
  • how to tie a variety of surgical knots;
  • how to handle the key surgical instruments, including scalpel, needle holders, forceps, haemostats and scissors;
  • interrupted, mattress and subcuticular suturing techniques;
  • safe removal of sutures;
  • local anaesthetic techniques;
  • excision of skin lesions;
  • excision of sebaceous cyst.

Course materials

As part of the course, you will receive:

  • course handbook;
  • certificate of attendance.

Take a look at a sample Surgical Skills for Students programme

10% discount on this course for RCS Affiliates and Associates

Affiliates and Associates benefit from a 10% discount on this course when held at our Partner centres. 

Your discount will be applied automatically when booking. 

Find out more about joining today.

Booking Options

Regional Centres

Sat
05
Dec
2020
£95
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

05 Dec 2020

£95

Pricing notes:

Full price: £95

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

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Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Location:

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
HULL
HU3 2JZ
United Kingdom
janine.peck@hey.nhs.uk
01482 816672

Instructions:

Ms J Peck, janine.peck@hey.nhs.uk, 01482 816672
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Booking details

Pricing notes:

Full price: £95

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Partner Centres

Sat
26
Sep
2020
£99.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

26 Sep 2020

£99.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £99.00
RCS Affiliates: £89.10

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LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

King's College Hospital
Weston Education Centre
LONDON
SE5 9RJ
United Kingdom
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Sat
10
Oct
2020
£99.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

10 Oct 2020

£99.00

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LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

King's College Hospital
Weston Education Centre
LONDON
SE5 9RJ
United Kingdom
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14
Oct
2020
£99.00
LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom

14 Oct 2020

£99.00

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RCS Affiliates: £89.10

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LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom

Location:

Broadgreen Hospital - Master Unit
Thomas Drive
LIVERPOOL
L14 3LB
United Kingdom
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