Basic Surgical Skills Course

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    Tutor: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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About Course

This learning resource has been designed to support the Basic Surgical Skills course run by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. These resources should be used before, during and after the practical skills course.

The course aims to provide a realist and supportive learning environment in which surgical trainees can rehearse basic technical skills. During the practical training sessions, tutors will provide guidance and feedback to the attendees. There will be a series of formative assessments which are designed to support skills acquisition and will be similar to the assessment format used in the Intercollegiate Surgical Training Curriculum.

The course covers the following areas:

  • Safety and Core Skills
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Haemostasis
  • Electrosurgery
  • Basic Procedures
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Summary
  • Assessment

About Course

This series of videos to assist in your Basic Surgical Skills containts the following:

  • Subcuticular Suture
  • Horizontal Mattress Suture
  • Vertical Mattress Suture
  • Simple interrupted suturing
  • Knot tying at depth
  • Knot tying at an angle
  • One handed knot tying
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