This hands-on one-day course is taught by engaging faculty and is designed for medical students preparing to embark on a surgical career.This course will teach you how to safely perform basic surgical procedures in a safe environment, working with animal tissue, simulations and a variety of jigs.Taught in a workshop format with feedback from faculty during practical sessions, you will develop essential surgical skills such as gowning and gloving, suturing techniques and knot tying. Following the course, you will be able to: Identify and practise safe operating techniques, including gowning and glovingRecognise the characteristics of surgical instruments and sharps, and handle them safelyIdentify and use the correct techniques for laying safe surgical knotsIdentify and use correct, safe suturing techniquesExplain and practise safe local anesthetic techniquesCourse contentGowning and double-gloving in a sterile environmentHow to tie a variety of surgical knotsHow to handle the key surgical instruments, including scalpel, needle holders, forceps, haemostats and scissorsInterrupted, mattress and subcuticular suturing techniquesSafe removal of suturesLocal anaesthetic techniquesExcision of skin lesionsExcision of sebaceous cystCourse materialsAs part of the course, you will receive:Course handbookCourse DVDCertificate of attendance