Tomorrow’s Surgeons: Foundation Course in Surgical Skills

This 1-day CPD certified surgical skills course is for those that are considering a career in surgery. It is delivered by consultants and experienced surgeons, that will provide tuition and supervision throughout.

Suitable for: All Medical Students and FY1’s.

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Gain understanding, practice and feedback on the common basic surgical techniques used in surgical procedures from expert tutors through hands-on practical workshops and demonstrations using animal tissue.


  • Prepare correctly for procedures, including how to gown and glove
  • Hold and use surgical instruments correctly
  • Understand the process of tying different knots
  • Be able to drive a needle through tissue accurately
  • Close a wound using sub-cuticular and interrupted sutures
  • Administer local anaesthetic
  • Practice the excision of skin lesions on animal tissue
  • How to perform a skin lesion excision, under local anaesthesia (simulated exercise)
  • Remove a sebaceous cyst, while using drainage
  • Use a Laparoscopic Simulator to gain understanding on the different surgical techniques

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At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Gowning and gloving
  • How to handle surgical instruments correctly
  • How to create surgeon’s knots and how to drive a needle through tissue accurately
  • The use and creation of interrupted sutures, and sub-cuticular sutures to close a wound
  • How to perform a skin lesion excision, under local anaesthesia (simulated exercise)
  • How to remove a sebaceous cyst, including drainage and excision (simulated exercise)
  • Basic surgical techniques: including a practical workshop where delegates will demonstrate hand-eye coordination through various stacking and cutting exercises

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£135.00 (including VAT)


10:00am – 6:00pm



Kingsbridge Training Academy

10 Falcon Way, Boucher Road,

Belfast, BT12 6SQ

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7 CPD Hours