The Surgical Skills Centre delivers high quality, relevant procedure-based skills courses to local, national and international medical personnel at all stages of their career.
About the Centre
The Surgical Skills Centre, developed by Sir Alfred Cuschieri in 1992, has facilities which include two wet labs with workstations equipped with state of the art laparoscopic equipment, 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. The DIHS makes extensive use of cadavers preserved using the Thiel 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. Currently the Surgical Skills Centre is undergoing an exciting new refurbishment funded by Medtronic and the University of Dundee. This refurbishment provides us with an additional seminar room, a new delegates lounge area and an additional wet lab and tutorial room along with a new AV/IT installation. This is a very exciting development which will be completed by Spring 2018.