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Emergency Safe Neck Surgery by Cadaver Dissection

Course Leads - Omar Hilmi, Panos Asimakopoulos, Richard Townsley & Richard Green


This one day course held in the Surgical Skills Centre, provides a competency based approach to emergency Safe Neck Surgery.

A series of structured exercises has been devised so that trainees can complete a variety of neck surgery simulations based on the more common neck emergencies encountered in otolaryngology.

Educational aims

Gain experience in management by simulation of:
  • Stab wounds to the neck
  • Emergency neck surgery for epistaxis
  • Emergency neck surgery for neck space infection
  • Emergency surgery for laryngeal trauma
  • Including laryngotracheal separation and tracheostomy

The SAC recommends that each surgical trainee attends at least 2 training days per year. 


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

NHS Education for cotland (NES)





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