Cambridge Surgical Training Centre

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Education and training

The training of the healthcare workforce in the skills and operative experience necessary to look after patients in the high-tech world in which surgery is nowadays performed is greatly enhanced using cadaveric tissue in a laboratory that closely resembles a real hospital operating theatre. It is recognised that training in a cadaveric laboratory offers by far the best opportunity for trainee surgeons to develop and practice their skills, and for consultants to expand their expertise in particular areas of surgery.

The Cambridge Surgical Training Centre combines a state of the art facility using the most advanced technology in combination with cadaveric tissue to provide the highest standard of training to those wishing to enhance their skills and ongoing professional development.

The Centre is authorised to work with cadaveric human tissue by the Human Tissue Authority, under whom they hold an appropriate licence.

The Centre attracts local, national and internationally renowned teaching faculty for its many basic and advanced training courses in open, minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures, providing course attendees with an unrivalled pool of expertise from which they can learn and develop their skills.

The highly skilled technical team have extensive clinical and operating theatre backgrounds, making the whole experience more interactive and worthwhile.

In many surgical specialities, it is recognised that cadaveric laboratories offer by far the best opportunity for providing trainee surgeons with the operative experience they require.

The teaching and training are delivered by local and regional faculty who are internationally recognised for their expertise in surgical skills and cadaveric training. The centre provides the ideal environment for professionals to learn operative techniques on cadaveric material in high-quality facilities.