Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Minor Operations & Suturing Skills


In this course master your knot tying and suturing skills from first principals. Experienced consultant surgeons will give you formative feedback on your instrument handling, tissue manipulation and wound closure techniques.

Once your skills have been practiced you will perform minor operating procedures on low and high fidelity models. 

Upcoming course dates

  • Friday, 12 October 2018  (9.30am - 5pm)
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  • Tuesday, 5 March 2019   (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Understand safe and aseptic theatre etiquette
  • Practice closed gowning and patient draping methods
  • Know surgical instrument names, uses and correct handling
  • Perform one handed knots and instrument ties
  • Perform five different suturing techniques for wound closure
  • Understand the principles dissection and closure technics used in the minor operating theatre
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs in all surgical specialties, emergency medicine doctors
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Mr Peter Naughton, Consultant Surgeon. Mr John Flynn, Consultant Surgeon. Ms Leonie Heskin.
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • "Great practice, clear instruction"
  • "Improved technique, more confident"