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Basic Ultrasound for Surgeons | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

The course is designed to provide surgeons with basic core knowledge and skills in ultrasound use. It will also cover relevant surgical topics, including: The course is suitable for junior registrars, core surgical trainees, surgical clinical fellows, and foundation doctors.


Endoscopic Ear Surgery Cadaver Course | RCPSG

Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre, Glasgow Thomson Building, University Ave, Glasgow

This is an advanced hands-on endoscopic ear surgery dissection course using fresh frozen cadaveric specimens. The course is suitable for consultants and senior otolaryngology trainees and will be delivered by international and national experts. Live dissection demonstrations will be undertaken by the faculty in all aspects of endoscopic ear surgery. There will be a variety...

£850 – £925

Emergency Head and Neck Surgery Cadaver Course | RCPSG

Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre, Glasgow Thomson Building, University Ave, Glasgow

The course gives hands-on refresher training for consultants and senior trainees in ENT emergencies that occur in areas outside their sub-specialty using fresh frozen cadavers. Non-consultant career grade doctors might also wish to register. The course will be modular covering the specific procedures noted below. Participants would be expected to cover 2 modules or all...

£425 – £525

Types Of Surgical Skills Courses For Junior Doctors

In a time where foundation and core training jobs are full to the brim with ward work and service provision, it can be difficult to hone your surgical skills and gain the experience you need for your higher speciality or CST applications.

The remedy for this? Book some study leave, take some bleep-free time for yourself, and get on a surgical skills course.

So what types of surgical skills courses are available for doctors in the UK?

Basic Surgical Skills Course

Are you a GP who has to see patients coming with cuts and bruises frequently? Or are you a physician, but still need to know your way around with a needle? Then a basic surgical skills course would be just for you.

These courses are for junior doctors new to the field of surgery and non-surgical personnel who are involved in invasive procedures, such as interventional radiologists, cardiologists, and gastroenterologists. Over the course of 1-2 days, you can brush up on your surgical skills and familiarise yourself with some of the latest techniques.

What Will I Learn?

This course will cover some of the following aspects:

  • Basic anatomy
  • Introduction to surgical instruments
  • Maintaining sterility during surgery
  • Controlling bleeding during surgery
  • Basic suturing techniques
  • Gaining access for intravascular procedures
  • Prevention of surgical site infections

Laparoscopic Skills Courses

This course is designed for surgeons and gynaecologists who are new to laparoscopy. This course will benefit you even if you have done laparoscopic surgery previously but feel like you’ve lost touch and want to hone your laparoscopic skills. It is also recommended for physician associates and nurse practitioners involved in laparoscopic surgery.

What Will I Learn?

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Laparoscopic instruments
  • Laparoscopic port placement
  • Safe tissue handling in laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic suturing and knotting techniques
  • Methods of preventing hollow viscus injuries during laparoscopic surgery
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy

Suturing Courses

Suturing is part and parcel of a surgeon’s job. But even our colleagues from the medicine and emergency departments need to know the basics.

This is a basic surgical skills workshop for you to improve your suturing skills. New suturing techniques are developed day by day that allow surgeons to ensure tissue strength while minimising complications and improving cosmetic outcomes.

What Will I Learn?

Learn the basics to add that essential touch to your resume including:

  • Introduction to suture materials
  • Different types of needles
  • Accurate bite placement
  • Suturing techniques
  • Extracorporeal and intracorporeal knotting
  • Suturing in laparoscopic surgery

Minor Surgery Courses

You don’t have to be a surgeon to practise surgery! Minor surgery needs minimum facilities and anaesthesia, and by taking a minor surgery course, you should be able to tackle minor ops successfully at your practice.

This is a chance for general practitioners, GP trainees, physician associates, nurse practitioners, and anyone in medicine to brush up on their surgical skills and build confidence.

What Will I Learn?

Some of the minor surgery types you could be introduced to include, but are not limited to:

  • Wound debridement
  • Incision and drainage
  • Skin lump excision
  • Lymph node/ breast biopsy
  • Joint aspirations
  • Intra-articular injections
  • Varicose vein ligation
  • Circumcision

Casting Course

Of course, new orthopaedic surgeons and emergency medicine specialists who’ll be doing casting on a daily basis can attend a casting course to brush up on their skills.

You could also consider a casting course if you’re a general practitioner, physician associate, and nurse practitioner as well since you will are likely to take care of patients recovering from fractures.

What Will I Learn?

You will get an overview of the following aspects:

  • Basic Anatomy of the skeletal system
  • Casting materials
  • Cast placement
  • Placement of back slabs and front slabs
  • Cast removal
  • Complications of casting and the emergency management

Joint Injection Courses

You might wonder what’s the need for a joint injection course. But if you think for a minute, you will realise that all specialities like rheumatology, orthopaedics, anaesthesia, and even general practice will have to perform joint injections at one point or another.

This is an opportunity for you to learn the correct techniques to do it with minimal pain to the patients and good disease outcomes.

What Will I Learn?

You may use the skills gained at this joint injection course in the intra-articular injection of:

  • Steroids in inflammatory arthropathies
  • PRP and hyaluronic acid in osteoarthritis
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Stem cells

Cadaveric Courses

We recommend a cadaveric course for senior trainees like registrars. It will provide you with a chance to practise complex surgical procedures on cadavers, such as specially embalmed thiel cadavers, so you can appreciate the real anatomy of the human body.

This cadaveric course presents an exclusive opportunity for a limited number of participants to hone their surgical skills.

What Will I Learn?

Advanced surgical operations you may be exposed to during the course include:

  • Nephrectomy
  • Radical cystectomy
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Knee arthroplasty

Robotic Surgery Courses

Robotic surgery is the next big thing in surgery, known for its minimally invasive approach, precision, and low complication rate. Senior registrars and consultants interested in learning to operate using the da Vinci robot and similar techniques can participate in this course.

Through simulations and cadaveric operations, the course will allow you to start from scratch and build a good foundation in this new approach to surgery.

What Will I Learn?

Robotic surgery procedures that might be learned include,

  • Nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Cholecystectomy