​Hunter New England courses

Basic surgical skills course

Wednesday afternoons (generally fortnightly) at 5.00pm
Venue: Surgical Skills Training Room, Located in the Clinical Skills Training Centre. 

Basic Surgical Skills taught include:

  • Basic instrumentation, suturing and knot tying
  • Insertion of chest drain
  • Basic laparoscopic skills
  • Laparoscopic suturing
  • Tendon and nerve repair
  • Bowel anastomosis
  • Vascular anastomosis and vessel handling  

HNE Simulation Centre

Many valuable courses are conducted by the HNE Simulation Centre.  The Intensive Training in Airway Management (ITAM) is particularly relevant for surgical trainees.  

Anatomy course

There is an Advanced Surgical Anatomy Postgraduate Training Course available with the University of Newcastle. 

Further information is available from Dr Stephen Smith or on the Newcastle University website.