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Course Details - Surgical Anatomy Study Day for Perioperative Practitioners (Principles of Surgical Anatomy)

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Surgical Anatomy Study Day for Perioperative Practitioners

This Study Day, entitled 'Principles of Surgical Anatomy', is especially designed for perioperative practitioners. The day aims to provide an introduction to principles of surgical anatomy as well as an overview of the structure of the body as a whole, as a basis for further study.

The course consists of short, illustrated introductory talks using case studies, followed by interactive, practical demonstrations using plastic anatomical models, taught by experienced tutors. These sessions place a particular emphasis on demonstrating the form and relationships of structures of surgical significance in three-dimensions.

Suitability

Perioperative Practitioners (Surgical First Assistants and Surgical Care Practitioners).

Relevant Grades: Nurses, Other Medical Specialties, Surgical First Assistant (SFA), Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP)

Course Format

Particular stress will be laid upon encouraging participants to acquire an internally-visualised, 3D model of the body, rather than memorising descriptive detail. Participants will be encouraged to actively apply their anatomical knowledge to all aspects of surgical practice, including safeguarding patient safety.

Participants will also be advised to try to understand key structural concepts and to reflect on how best they can continue to develop their individual surgical anatomy knowledge. A short, illustrated textbook, appropriate as preparatory and background reading support, will be provided.

Course Objectives

The day is designed to review the practical structure of the plan of the whole body by emphasising features of importance to surgical practice. The course also aims to stress the importance of key concepts and diagrams in helping to understand and visualise body structure.

Learning Outcomes

Following attendance at this study day participants should be able to:

  • Describe the close association between anatomical knowledge and effective safe surgery
  • Describe how they have improved their capacity to visualise the general body plan
  • Give examples of important principles of surgical anatomy (e.g. how the attachment of fascial layers may influence spread of infection)
  • Describe ways in which they might improve their own surgical anatomy knowledge.

Costs 

Course Fee: £120.00
Course Fee for FPC Members: £108.00

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Education Section?

The Education Section is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.  If you wish to contact a member of the team please see contact details below:

Education mailbox:  education@rcsed.ac.uk

Phone number:  0131 527 1600

Will I receive CPD?

All RCSEd educational activity is awarded CPD hours. Please see individual course for specific award.

Will I receive a Certificate?

Yes, RCSEd Certificates of Attendance are awarded for all educational courses and are handed out at the end of the course (however, please note that where an event has a PASS or FAIL this will be posted to you after the event). 

What is RCSEd’s course cancellation policy?

Q. What happens if RCSEd cancels a course I am booked on?

A. On the odd occasion, RCSEd may need to cancel a course, for example if we are affected by an event out with our control or if it is not financially viable for us to deliver the course. If we do need to cancel, we will let you know as soon as possible and provide you with a full refund of course fees paid.

RCSEd shall incur no further liability (e.g. travel or accommodation costs). You may wish to consider taking out appropriate travel insurance for any non-refundable costs you may incur when arranging to attend the course

 

Q. What happens if I need to cancel my place on a course I am booked?

A. If you cancel your place more than four weeks before the event date, you will incur an administration fee of 10% (or £50, whichever is greater) of the total course fee.

If you cancel your place less than four weeks before the start of a course, once the course has started or your do not notify us, the total course fee will be charged and you will not receive any refund.

 

Q. Can I cancel a course booking online?

A. NO, cancellations must be made directly with the education team via phone or email (Email:  education@rcsed.ac.uk or phone 0131 527 1600).

 

Q. Can I transfer to another date for the same course?

A. YES, you can transfer to another date by contacting the Education section directly (education@rcsed.ac.uk). Please note that you can transfer only once and transfers can only be made if more than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, without incurring additional costs.  

How do I book a place on an RCSEd course?

You can book a place for all our courses by visiting the RCSEd website, and selecting the course you wish to book.  Please note that you will need to register with the website in order to book.

For some regional and international courses you will need to book directly with the centre.  Please check individual courses for details.

You can also contact the Education Section by phone to book (0131 527 1600).

What payment methods do RCSEd accept?

Visa and MasterCard are accepted on the RCSEd website and over the phone to the education team.

All course bookings will receive a booking confirmation email:  this email acts as your receipt.

Request an Invoice:  If your course fees will be paid by a third party (eg trust, hospital, charitable fund) and they wish to be invoiced then they must provide us with an official purchase order.  We are unable to process applications without this.

The purchase order should be submitted with the application form and can be emailed to education@rcsed.ac.uk.  Please note that we can only invoice organisations and not individuals.  Please check with your hospital or trust, as some may require you to pay yourself and then claim the money back.

Do I receive a discount if I am a Member of RCSEd?

A 10% discount is applied to all educational courses and events organised directly through RCSEd, for Members, Fellows, Associates and Affiliates.

Are you able to help me with my VISA application?

YES, RCSEd can provide you with a Visa support letter confirming the course details and fees paid by you.  This is only possible once you have booked your place on a course and RCSEd have received the full course fee.

If a course is fully booked what can I do? Is there a waiting list?

If a course appears full and you wish to be placed on a waiting list then please contact the education team directly by email education@rcsed.ac.uk or phone 0131 527 1600.

Do you provide lunch or refreshments?

YES, for all educational courses, refreshments are served throughout the day and lunch is provided if the duration is one day or more.


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Get in touch

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Education Section

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 557 6406

Email: education@rcsed.ac.uk