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Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty Skills

Course Leads - Richard Green & Rohit Gohil.
Suitable for ST3-ST6 any trainee in any of the head and neck specialties, Plastics, ENT and maxFax
RCSEd01686 – 6 CPD Credits

This one-day course held in the Surgical Skills Centre, involves a competency based approach to Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty Techniques for a maximum of 10 ENT Surgical Trainees.  Candidates will be working in pairs on a Thiel fixed cadaver based work station. A series of structured exercises have been devised so that trainees can complete a variety septorhinoplasty simulations covering the following

  • Mid columella and hemitranfixion incisions
  • Septoplasty
  • Hump reduction and osteotomies
  • Tip sculpturing and basic tip suturing
  • Spreader graft
  • Dorsal graft
  • Columella strut


The course provides:
  • Instruction in the use of instrumentation
  • “Hands on” practical anatomical and surgical skills experience using cadavers
  • Personal tuition from experienced otolaryngologists
  • Evidence of skills training and competency




The University of Dundee is currently the leading centre in the UK using Thiel embalmed cadavers, thanks to the pioneering work of its Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID.) for more information on our Thiel courses