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Essential Surgical Skills


 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow   

A hands-on, one-day course providing an introductory overview of fundamental surgical skills, meticulously crafted to impart safe operating techniques and underscore the significance of precautions for ensuring safe theatre practice.

Book Now Closing date: 27 February 2025


Introducing a new one-day, hands-on course dedicated to laying the groundwork for a robust surgical practice by focusing on essential skills for surgeons.

Our accelerated one-day course offered an introduction to core surgical skills while minimizing time away from the workplace. Designed to cover components assessed in the MRCS OSCE exam, this course follows a blended learning approach. Delegates will receive online learning materials in advance, followed by a one-day procedural skills course. 


Ideal for trainees aspiring toward a surgical career and preparing for basic surgical examinations, including junior trainees aiming to acquire fundamental surgical skills before embarking on specialty surgical training. These skills are crucially tested in the MRCS Part B OSCE Examination, where candidates are evaluated on their clinical and procedural aptitude. The course aims to instill safe operating techniques and underscores the importance of precautions for ensuring safe theatre practice. 


Videos / Pre course learning 

  • ·        Suturing (types of sutures etc) 
  • ·        Knot tying 
  • ·        Instrument handling 
  • ·        Ligatures 


Learning outcomes 

  • ·        Knot tying 
  • ·        Tissue handling 
  • ·        Laparoscopic skills 






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 Email Coordinator


 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow   

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