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Surgical Skills

Technological advances and innovations require new skills to be mastered and the centre designs programmes to facilitate these ongoing requirements. The custom-built facility includes interventional human anatomy, virtual reality simulation, micro-surgery operating microscopes, an operating theatre, fully equipped laparoscopic training laboratories and advanced surgical skills training on Thiel human cadavers – which all combine to form one of the most innovative surgical training facilities in Europe.

The surgical laboratories are equipped with the latest HD laparoscopic equipment and sponsored by Karl Storz-Endoskope, who have an excellent reputation for innovation and training in endoscopic surgery. Our expert local Faculty are supported by a panel of expert External Faculty from across Europe to ensure the highest quality is maintained in surgical skills training. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our future surgical skills training courses.

Collaborative partners

The Institute works closely with our colleagues at NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to provide endoscopy and ENT surgery programmes, surgical skills for general practitioners, the national optometry clinical skills and national pharmacy clinical skills programmes.  All of these programmes support our healthcare practitioners to enhance their roles through surgical training and clinical assessment skills.

Opportunities for Industry

Click the image below to read about our simulation network offering opportunities for industry in healthcare skills training, research and medical device development.

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