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Temporal Bone (1 day)

Course Director : Mr Patrick Spielmann, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Trainees from out with Scotland must book onto and pay for 2 of our 1 day Temporal Bone Courses in advance. The course fee is £900. This should be sufficient time to work through the manual, however it is possible to book an extra day to finish work on the bone if required. The aim of this is to reduce bone wastage.

Scottish Trainees receive a discounted course fee as funded by NES.
A competency based, 2 bone training manual has been devised so trainees can complete 10-12 dissections on each cadaveric Temporal Bone in a self-paced, structured manner, under direct supervision of Otological Trainers. Our curriculum is maped to the ISCP and the dissections performed can be used for PBA (procedure based assessment).
The programme includes surgical anatomical training in myringoplasty, ossiculoplasty, tympanoplasty, stapedectomy, attico-antrostomy, mastoidectomy, labyrinthectomy, internal auditory canal exploration, endolymphathic sac decompression, facial nerve decompression and jugular fossa exploration.





The course provides;
  • Instruction in the use of microscopes and ENT surgical instrumentation
  • “Hands on” practical anatomical and surgical skills experience using cadaveric temporal bone specimens
  • Personal tuition from experienced Otologists
  • Evidence of skills training and competency
CT1 - ST8 
The SAC recommends that each surgical trainee attends at least 2 training days per year.