Surgical Skills Course

This is a successful and popular course which has been delivering training on surgical skills for over 5 years.  It is a one day course modelled on the format of the Royal College of Surgeons course but refined and streamlined to meet the needs of medical students, foundation and junior surgical doctors and allied health professionals. The course is highly practical with the focus on hands on experience with the most pertinent theory covered for practice. We take pride in being learner centred adapting to the needs of each delegate cohort and this strategy has ensured consistently excellent feedback.
This course can be particularly useful for those medical students or doctors starting an accident and emergency or surgical attachment, or those studying for surgical exams.


Course Programme Timetable (full day)


8.30 am
Registration & Breakfast
9.00 am
Introduction & Quiz
9.30 am

General Principles

9.45 am
10.30 am

Core Knowledge
Instrument Handling
Knot Tying
Suture Materials
Methods of Suturing

10.30 am
12.30 pm
Practical Session

    • Instruments- Surgical Knots
      – Suture Simple
      – Suture Mattress
      – Suture Subcuticular
      – Suture Running Locked
      – Suturing at Depth
  • Use of Local Anaesthetics
1.00 pm
1.30 pm
1.30 pm
5.00 pm

Practical Stations

  • Use of Local Anaesthetics
  • Double Layer Bowel repair
  • Tendon Repair – Kessler Stitch
  • Traumatic Wound Debridement
5.30 pm
Certificates / Summary / Handouts

Course Prices –  Full Day Surgical Skills Course   £ 295

Refreshments and lunch provided on the course are included in the above prices.
**Courses fully certified and accredited by Hamilton Fraser Insurance Services