BSS is widely viewed as a cornerstone course for all trainees taking up their first surgical position.

Over two highly practical days, you will learn a range of essential basic surgical skills and techniques within a controlled workshop environment.

2 days
12.00 CPD Points
After attending this course, you should have gained core skills in open surgery, electrosurgery and endoscopic surgery. You should be able to:

Demonstrate safe operating techniques
Use a variety of surgical knots safely and effectively
Confidently handle and use surgical instruments
Handle tissues confidently with due regard to their unique properties
Use endoscopic instruments in a practical and safe way
Discuss the practical, safe use of electrosurgery
Course content
You will participate in a variety of practical training sessions during the BSS course, including:

Gowning, gloving, laying safe surgical knots and local anaesthetic management
Tissue handling practice (including for infected and contaminated tissues), along with the requirements for differing tissue sites, such as skin, bowel or vessels
Electrosurgery device usage
Manipulation of endoscopic instruments in a 3D surgical environment while viewing a remote 2D image
Visuospatial awareness, management of depth cueing and control of the ‘fulcrum effect’ during endoscopic surgery
Take a look at a sample BSS programme

10% discount on this course for RCS members
Members, Fellows, Associates and Affiliates benefit from a 10% discount on this course when held at one of our partner centres – MSSSC (Manchester) and GAPS (St Georges, London).

Your discount will be applied automatically when booking.

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PGCert in Surgery Associated Course
You will be awarded 2 credits toward the Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery upon booking this course. (The inclusion of courses in the PGCert in Surgery is subject to availability)