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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.

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




  • £81.00
  • 1 day
£81.00
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 anesthetic 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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Surgical Skills for Students 2018 Course Syllabus

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
  • Course DVD
  • 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. 

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Booking Options

Regional Centres

Sat
23
Nov
2019
£95
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

23 Nov 2019

£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:

Suture Centre, Suite 22, Education & Development,
Castle Road
Hull
HU16 5JQ
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

Thu
12
Sep
2019
£99.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

12 Sep 2019

£99.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £99.00
RCS Affiliates: £89.10

Course Fees:

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LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

GAPS Learning Centre - 4th Floor, Hunter Wing
St Georges University of London
LONDON
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom
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Wed
02
Oct
2019
£99.00
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

02 Oct 2019

£99.00

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Full price: £99.00
RCS Affiliates: £89.10

Course Fees:

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

Location:

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre
University Of Manchester
MANCHESTER
M13 9PT
United Kingdom
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Fri
22
Nov
2019
£99.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

22 Nov 2019

£99.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £99.00
RCS Affiliates: £89.10

Course Fees:

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

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

GAPS Learning Centre - 4th Floor, Hunter Wing
St Georges University of London
LONDON
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom
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