This one day Consultant-led course is specifically aimed at providing medical students in their clinical years and junior doctors with a structured programme to learn basic surgical skills and techniques that are common to all surgical practices. The course will use animal tissue and simulation techniques to teach the participants a variety of surgical skills and techniques.Format and ObjectivesThis is a practical course delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations and hands-on sessions where you will work on animal tissue. You will be tutored and supervised by Consultant Surgeons from various disciplines.On completion of the course, you should be able to: Demonstrate safe practice when gowning and gloving. Handle commonly used surgical instruments in a safe and effective manner. Create secure ‘Reef’ and ‘Surgeons’ knots. Pick up and safely drive a needle through tissue with accurate bite placement. Perform an interrupted suture to close a wound. Demonstrate the steps for excising a skin lesion under local anaesthesia. Excise a sebaceous cyst. Drain a superficial abscess. Perform the steps to debride a traumatic wound. Perform basic techniques used for endoscopy. Explain the principles of using safe diathermy.Features & HighlightsTutored and supervised by Consultant Surgeons from various disciplines.Practical course with a high tutor-to-participant ratio.Delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations and hands-on sessions where participants work on animal tissue.An official course of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh specifically aimed at junior doctors intending to pursue a career in surgery.Certificate for portfolio from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Doctors Academy.On completion of the course, participants should be able toDemonstrate safe practice when gowning and gloving.Handle commonly used surgical instruments in a safe and effective manner.Create secure ‘Reef’ and ‘Surgeons’ knots.Pick up and safely drive a needle through tissue with accurate bite placement.Perform an interrupted suture to close a wound.Demonstrate the steps for excising a skin lesion under local anaesthesia.Excise a sebaceous cyst.Drain a superficial abscess.Perform the steps to debride a traumatic wound.Perform basic techniques used for laparoscopy.Explain the principles of using safe diathermy.