Coronavirus update - As of today, Wednesday 18th March, the Surgical Skills Centre is closed with all staff working from home. We will not be able to answer any calls but you can reach us by e-mail, please find staff e-mails via https://dihs.dundee.ac.uk/surgical-skills/staff or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We have cancelled all courses until the end of May and will cancel further courses if necessary to give all delegates plenty of notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Technological advances and innovations require new skills to be mastered and the centre designs programmes to facilitate these ongoing requirements. An enhanced, custom-built facility including interventional human anatomy, virtual reality simulations, microsurgery and a state of the art simulated operating environment combine to form one of the most innovative research and training facilities in Europe.
The Centre acts as a focus for multidisciplinary teaching and faculties are drawn from practising clinicians and other experts who ensure the high quality and relevance of the courses. The training covers predominantly, but not exclusively, endoscopic skills at three levels: Basic, Advanced and Procedure Related.
With the increasing evidence that training in surgical simulation provides improves patient outcomes, we recognised that increased the training capacity of our facilities required to be updated to reflect the changing requirements of surgical training. The courses we deliver has expanded to include courses in many surgical disciplines, including interventional radiology, ENT, gynaecology, anaesthetics and multidisciplinary courses covering technical and non-technical skills.
Courses are regularly available in various specialities including: