Tomorrow’s Surgeons

This one-day CPD certified surgical skills course is aimed at all medical students and FY1’s 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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To 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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On completion of this course, delegates will understand:

  • 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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9am – 5pm




Kingsbridge Training Academy

10 Falcon Way, Boucher Road, Belfast, BT12 6SQ

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7 CPD Hours