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Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) 2-day
Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) 2-day
10 Oct 2024, 08:00 BST
Postgraduate Medical Education Centre
Delivered over two days, through a series of hands-on sessions, you will develop a range of core surgical skills and techniques. This course also includes some mandatory, pre-course e-learning. The course includes assessment and personal feedback.

This course has been designed to introduce surgical trainees to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment and it aims to 'teach, assess and certify' the ability of trainees to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery. Led by experienced faculty you will have the opportunity to learn to use a range of surgical instruments and to handle tissue with increased confidence.

This course is aimed at:


All trainees interested in pursuing a career in surgery.


It is strongly recommended that the course be undertaken as early as possible in basic training.  It is widely viewed as a cornerstone course for all trainees taking up their first surgical position. 


The course has been agreed on an intercollegiate basis and trainees who complete the course will be issued with certification that will be recognised by all four Royal Surgical Colleges


The course consists of three main areas:

  • Open surgery

  • Trauma and Orthopaedic

  • Minimal access surgery


  • Hands-on practice

  • Individual tuition

  • Assessment with personal feedback

  • Course manual and DVD (pre-course)


2 days

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