Surgical Courses

Basic Surgical Skills
Course Dates: 25, 26 & 27 January 2017

Course Fee: £650

Course Director: Mr Gareth Kirk MPhil FRCS

This 3-day course is designed to provide an introduction to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment.  It covers:

  •  open surgery
  •  trauma and orthopaedics
  • minimal access surgery

Features include:

  • intensive hands-on practice of basic skills
  • individual tuition, with a maximum of 16 participants per course
  • personal feedback on performance, with advice for further practice
  • a detailed course manual and course video

The course will be made available to book through Intrepid Course Manager.

N.B. Attendance at a Basic Surgical Skills course is a requirement for all surgical trainees who take up their first surgical appointment in or after August 1996; it is also strongly recommended that the course be undertaken as early as possible in their basic training.
The course has been agreed on an intercollegiate basis and trainees who complete the course will be issued with certification that will be reciprocally recognised by all four Royal Surgical Colleges.

Surgical Research Symposium
The Royal College of Surgeons of England in partnership with the Belfast HSC Trust have organised a Surgical Research Symposium specifically for surgical trainees to be held in the Education Centre at the RVH on Friday 12 February 2016.

This Symposium is going to be led by Miss Clare Marx, President of the College and will features talks by very distinguished surgeons with extensive research experience and editorial responsibilities. Professor Alderson is an upper GI surgeon in Birmingham who has published extensively in basic and clinical science, has been President of AUGIS and has been Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Surgery.  Professor Neil Mortensen is a colorectal surgeon in Oxford who has published over 300 original papers, has been President of the Association of Coloproctology and is Editor-in-Chief of Colorectal Disease.

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear UK experts in surgical research talk about how to use the research literature, apply for research funding and how to have your research work published.

I would urge you strongly to make attending this prestigious event a priority.

Please visit NIMDTA Course Manager to book your space on this course.

Keith Gardiner
Postgraduate Medical Dean

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient Course (CCrISP)
  • The next CCrISP Course is scheduled for 9-11 November 2016

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