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The Surgical Skills Centre facilities include two surgical laboratories with workstations equipped with the latest HD laparoscopic equipment sponsored by Karl Storz-Endoskope, who have an excellent reputation for innovation, and training in endoscopic surgery and an anatomy laboratory equipped with operating microscopes. Part-task trainers and computer workstations permit virtual reality anatomy and endoscopic training. All rooms have large flat screens to which live surgery can be streamed from operating theatres in Ninewells Hospital. There are 3 seminar rooms, with seating for up to 75 delegates and a delegate’s lounge, providing a relaxing area for breaks. We make extensive use of cadavers preserved using the Thiel technique, a sophisticated method of preservation of complete human cadavers which provides an excellent model for procedural skills training that is unique in the UK.  The recent refurbishment provides us with an additional seminar room, a new delegates lounge area along with a new AV/IT installation. 

As well as running our own training courses we are also happy to offer our facilities for hire for seminars, skills training events, examinations etc. We can provide equipment, materials, technical, AV/IT and administration support.

Seminar Room


  • Seats a maximum of 40 people
  • Large-screen video projection
  • Facilities to present PowerPoint presentations and other PC/Mac based content, ability to play most video formats.
  • Ability to transmit and receive live audio/video links, both within Ninewells Hospital and externally.
  • Seminar room has Sound system, Wireless Presentation laser pointer, flip charts, slide/ annotation projector, laptop connection.

Wet Laboratory 1


  • 10 workstations for a maximum of 20 people
  • Fully equipped with state of the art Storz laparoscopic equipment including the latest Image 1 cameras and flat screen monitors
  • Large screen projection for PowerPoint, video presentations and demo station


Wet Laboratory 2

  • For a maximum of 20 people
  • Specially equipped for orthopaedic teaching with heavy-duty benches and non-slip flooring
  • Large-screen projection for PowerPoint, video presentations and demo station
  • Laboratory also has 6 stand-alone computer stations


Anatomy Laboratory

  • A newly-built facility with 8 workstations consisting of Carl Zeiss operating microscopes and Storz laparoscopic equipment, including the latest Image1 cameras and flat screen monitors
  • Large screen projection for PowerPoint, video presentations and demo station
  • The lab has a simulated theatre set up including lighting, Eschmann bed and scrubbing facilities
  • The lab carries a licence for the use of human anatomical specimens


CSC facilities include: IT support on the day covering computer, presentations/links etc

Secretarial support covers booking of room, general reception on day

Technical support is lab technician’s time on day. If you require any further services, catering etc. please let us know and we can give you a quotation.

To hire the CSC please fill out this form.