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The recently refurbish facilities has doubled the capacity now providing training for up to 65 delegates at once across with 3 seminar rooms, 3 wet labs and an anatomy room. The facilities are accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and provide the latest technology with two 85 inch television monitors, with built in VC capacity, allowing live links to theatres worldwide. The facilities have been modernised to provide an engaging training environment, include a bespoke reception and relaxed delegate longue area with a fully equipped kitchen. The facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-act equipment, to allow our training to be a highly authentic experience, including theatre workstations equipped with the latest laparoscopic equipment, and an anatomy laboratory equipped with operating microscopes. Part task trainers and computer workstations permit virtual reality anatomy and endoscopic training. The DIHS makes extensive use of cadavers preserved using the Theil technique, a sophisticated method of preservation of complete human cadavers with provides an excellent model for procedural skills training that is unique in the UK <.p>

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.