Basic Suturing Skills – Beginners Course



This course will cover the following areas:
The ‘Principles of Surgical Suturing’
Knot tying including the One-Handed Reef Knot & Surgeons Knot
Safe and economic Instrument Handling technique
The Instrument Tie and Interrupted Suturing, Mattress Suturing, Continuous Suturing, Subcuticular Suturing and the Aberdeen Knot
OSCE Assessment

Skin incision closure will be practised on Animal Tissue.
Dress code is smart casual.

Lunch will not be provided at the event.
All delegates will receive a certificate for their portfolio.

£30 Members, £35 Non-members – can be purchased here

This course is open to all clinical medical students (MBBS or BDS Years 3-5). Any preclinical students (MBBS or BDS years 1-2) should attend the ‘Introduction to Suturing Skills’ course which will run later in 2015.

Women In Surgery

Date: Wednesday 11th February

Time: 6pm

Location: New Hunts House Lecture Theatre 1

Cost: Free

Details:This will be a lecture delivered by a a consultant and core surgical trainee. They will be speaking about their experiences and give tips on pursuing a career in surgery

Introduction to Suturing Skills Event

Introduction to Suturing Skills

Thursday 30th October.

17:30 – 19:00

Location: Room G9, New Hunt’s House (NHH), Guy’s Campus

Ticket price: £5 for members, £8 for non-members

 In the session you will watch a short video on how to perform simple suturing techniques. You will then practice these skills under the guidance of demonstrators.

There will be a competition at end of the event with a prize awarded to the winner

Tickets can be purchased through KCLSU here

Please note: if you are having difficult ordering tickets please email the surgical society at