CST 1 Timetable

Operative Surgical Skills Programme – CST Year 1 Module 1

Time Topic
09:00 Anatomy: Abdomen 1
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Knot tying/Suturing (practical & mini informal assessment)

  • Knot tying: Reef knot/Surgeons knot
  • Hand tie: superficial/at depth
  • Instrument tie: superficial/at depth/mounted ligature

Suturing

  • Simple suture: interrupted/continuous
  • Subcuticular
  • Mattress: verticle/horizontal
12:00 Abdominal incisions/closure
Laparotomy (practical)
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Temporal artery biopsy (talk and practical)
Muscle biopsy (practical)
Basal cell carcinoma/skin naevi Local anaesthesia (talk and practical)
16:00 Veruccas and warts (hands/feet)(talk/video)
16:15 Sebaceous cyst/lipoma excision (practical)
17:00 Close

Operative Surgical Skills Programme – CST Year 1 Module 2

Time Topic
09:00 Anatomy: Abdomen 2 & Pelvis
10:30 Coffee
10:45
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Pre-op/planning
  • Pneumoperitoneum. Port insertion
  • Cameras/equipment
  • Camera operation/navigation
11:45
  • Laparoscopic skills
  • Telepack X/box-trainer –
    • Grasping
    • Lifting/placing
    • Clipping/ligating/dividing
    • Cutting pattern
13:15 Lunch
14:15
  • Laparoscopic skills – camera navigation
  • FLS tasks
15:15 Laparoscopic appendicectomy (Endoloop)
16:15 Skills revision
16:45 Close

Operative Surgical Skills Programme – CST Year 1 Module 3

Time Topic
09:00 Anatomy: Thorax & Neck
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Chest/abdominal paracentesis
11:15 Insertion/fixation/removal of chest and abdominal drains (new practical):

  • Purse-string suture (practical)
  • Greek stocking suture (practical)
12:15 Ingrown toenail excision (practical in anatomy or model):

  • Simple avulsion
  • Wedge resection
  • Radical resection (Zadek)
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Proctology:

  • Proctoscopy/Sigmoidoscopy
  • Haemorrhoids: injection/banding/haemorrhoidectomy
  • Pilonidal sinus (practical – sinus-probing and curettage)
  • Anal fissure/fistula in ano/anorectal abscess
  • Anogenital warts
15:30 Open inguinal hernia repair (practical)
17:00 Close

Operative Surgical Skills Programme – CST Year 1 Module 4

Time Topic
09:00 Anatomy: breast & upper limb
10:30 Coffee
10:45
  • Abdominal wall hernia: femoral/umbilical/epigastric/ventral
  • Incisional hernia
  • Introduction to prosthetic mesh material
11:45 Incision and drainage of abscess (new practical)
12:15 Breast biopsy/needle biopsy breast (new practical)
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Bowel anastomosis workshop

  • Hand sewn anastomosis (practical)
  • End-end/end-side/side-side
  • Introduction to surgical staplers
  • Stapled anastomosis (demonstration)
  • End-end (circular stapler)
  • Side-side (GIA)
16:45 Close

Operative Surgical Skills Programme – CST Year 1 Module 5

Time Topic
09:00 Anatomy: Lower Limb
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Lymph node excision: Cervical, Axilla, Groin
11:15 Varicose veins: saphenofemoral ligation/division (practical)
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (practical)
Errors in cholecystectomy: anatomy, perception, CBD injury
15:45 Management of appendictis/appendix mass
Open appendicectomy (talk +/- new practical)
17:00 Close