Anatomy of surgical and interventional procedures
We offer excellent surgical and interventional procedural training courses in our state of the art facility, the world class West Midlands Surgical Training Centre.
Offering hands-on training in the heart of the UK is key to our success.
About the Course
Clinical anatomists often teach about surgical and interventional procedures, but themselves have often had little opportunity to be trained in or practice such procedures.
This one day course will provide clinical anatomists with the opportunity to be trained in a range of interventional and surgical procedures using fresh-cadaveric tissue.
This hands-on consultant-led course will take place within the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre (UHCW, UK). Delegates will gain first-hand experience of the ways in which clinical anatomy is both essential to, and can be integrated into, cadaveric procedural training.
The theory including relevant anatomy, indications, complications and post-procedural care will be covered in a seminar format. This will be followed by practical experience using fresh human cadaveric specimens, under instructor supervision.
Stations include (provisional programme):
Regional anaesthesia: Paravertebral & brachial plexus block, epidural spinal block/lumbar puncture
Airway procedures: Intubation, video laryngoscopy, surgical cricothyrotomy, difficult airway access
Thoracic access: Thoracostomy & thoracotomy
Cranial access: Burr hole & Craniotomy
Orthopaedic procedures (upper limb): Fasciotomy & carpal tunnel release
Who its aimed at
This course is suitable for clinical anatomists from both academic and clinical backgrounds who are involved in teaching clinically applied anatomy relevant to clinical procedures at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
Help and Guidance
Most courses are designed for surgeons, students or allied health professionals working in a particular specialty and/or at a particular stage in their careers. All course web pages include details of the appropriate specialties and training levels. (See above)
If you’re outside of these criteria or if in doubt, you should discuss the course with your assigned educational supervisor and if they think that it’s appropriate for you to attend please enquire via our contact us page.
What is my eligibility as an overseas candidate?
If you are not in a UK training post and are unsure of the level to which your knowledge and experience would correspond, please contact us.
What happens if book onto course and I am told that I am unsuitable?
It is your responsibility to ensure you are eligible for the relevant course before registration. If your experience is below the required level, we reserve the right to withdraw you from the course without compensation.
Certificates are issued approximately 2 weeks (often sooner) after your course via PDF.
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Meet The Faculty
Following medical school in 1998 I undertook a PhD which led me into the world of medical academia, a world in which I was able to indulge my love of teaching, medicine and clinical anatomy. I have held positions of Lecturer in Anatomy (University of Leeds) and Associate Professor & Head of Anatomy (University of Nottingham). I am currently Head of Clinical Anatomy and Imaging for Warwick Medical School and Director of Clinical Anatomy for the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre. I have extensive experience of medical course design, examinations and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am an author and consultant for Primal Pictures (www.anatomy.tv) with whom I was involved in developing and authoring the BMA award winning (2011) ‘Anatomy & Physiology Online’. I am also a visiting professor to St George’s University Medical School (Grenada, West Indies), where I meet and work with some of the great names of clinical anatomy, and am course director and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.