Basic Surgical Skills (BSS)
Please note, that due to changing guidance on Covid-19, this course may be subject to change or cancellation on short notice.
All participants on this course will be able to socially distance from each other whilst at the venue.
This course is run over 2 consecutive days.
Registration Time 08:15 Course Start Time 08:30 Course End Time 17:45
Registration Time 08:15 Course Start Time 08:30 Course End Time 17:50
The course is comprised 3 main areas:
- Open surgery
- Trauma and orthopaedics
- Minimal access surgery
The course uses:
- hands-on practice
- individual tuition
- assessment with individual feedback
The Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) course is strongly recommended for all surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment. It is also open to Foundation doctors intending to follow a surgical or related career.
Trainees take away a course handbook and if they successfully complete the assessment, will be issued with certification that is recognised by all four royal surgical colleges.