This course helps you to develop the basic knowledge and skills required of a surgeon. It provides broad theoretical knowledge common to all surgical specialties, designed to support practitioners in the early years of surgical training. It has been developed by The Royal College of Surgeons of England in conjunction with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Fee: GBP 85 | Code: 205

Learning Objectives

The Surgery course includes clinical content, which maps to the UK’s Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme, covering topics such as peri-operative care and organ/tissue transplantation. The learning sessions include a number of interactive features, such as video/audio clips and animations, to help reinforce learning. Each session takes around 20 to 30 minutes to complete.


Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, nurses, assistants and practitioners in the early years of surgical training

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

  • time-account-expired-temporary


    This course has 44 sessions

  • Study time

    22 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Coverage

Perioperative care

    Pre-operative assessment in general and the care of patients with specific conditions, such as diabetes, renal failure and common endocrine disorders
    Intra-operative care and management of patients, including safe positioning, fluid management, tourniquet use and the role of radiation, together with safety-related issues, such as sharps management, infection control, and incision and closure
    Post-operative monitoring, wound management, management of complications, record keeping and nutritional support


    Principles of transplant immunology and immunosuppression
    Tissue donation, procurement and whole organ transplantation

Basic Science (nine sessions currently available)

    Importance of homeostatic control
    Abdominal viscera: appendix
    Development embryology of heart and great vessels
    Upper limb: upper arm
    Abdominal viscera: large intestine
    Lower limb: foot (part A)
    Autonomic nervous system (part A)
    Autonomic nervous system (part B)
    Abdominal viscera biliary anatomy

Basic Surgical Skills (two sessions currently available)

    Wound management
    Incision and closure of skin and subcutaneous tissue
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