Day One

Time   
Content   
Faculty
08.15 - 08.30Registration and Refreshments
Faculty meeting

08.30 - 08.40Introduction and statement of course objective, assesment overview

08.40 - 09.00Gowning and gloving
Double gloving and gown/glove removal.

09.00 - 09.50Knots
One-handed Reef Knot, Surgeons Knot and Instrument Tie

09.50 - 10.50Knots (continued)
Surgeon's knot and tying at depth

10.50 - 11.05Refreshments
11.05 - 11.30 Handling Instruments
Scissors, Haemostats, forceps and scapel

11.30 - 13.00Suturing techniques
Needles and incisions
Interrupted sutures, simple and mattress sutures;
Continuous sutures, sub-cuticular suture

13.00 - 13.45Lunch
13.45 - 14.25Skin Lesions and Local Anaesthetic Techniques
Techniques for tissue dissection
Application of local anaesthetic
Excising a skin lesion and sebaceous cyst

14.25 - 14.55Ligation/Transfixtion
Pedicle transfixion, continuity tie, pedicle tie

14.55 - 15.55Tissue handling 1
Bowel: End-to-End interrupted hand tied knots
(no assistance)

15.55 - 16.10Refreshments
16.35 - 16.55Tissue handling 2
Tendon repair (assisted)

16.55 - 17.10Electro-surgery
General principles of Electro-surgery

17.10 - 17.30Discussion and feedback
























Day Two

Time Content Faculty
08.15 - 08.30 Refreshments
08.30 - 09.00Reprise of knot tying
Common faults

09.00 - 10.30Abdominal closure and drain insertion
Aberdeen Knot
The art of assisting

10.30 - 10.45Refreshments
10.45 - 12.45Tissue handling 3
Vascular surgery principles
Vein patch exercise (assisted)

12.45 - 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 13.40Wound Management 1                     
Abscess drainage (non assisted)    

13.40 - 13.55Skin Suture OSAT
13.55 - 14.45Wound Management 2
Debriding a traumatic wound

14.45 - 15.00Refreshments
15.00 - 15.15Introduction to Generic Endoscopic Surgery
Principles of camera technique,
depth cueing fulcrum effects

15.15 - 17.15Box Trainers
Exercises: Placing peas in a pot, stacking sugar
cubes, cutting a glove, putting Polos on a string
and tying knots on a skin pad

17.15 - 17.30Discussion and feedback
17.30Close