Operative Skills in Neurosurgery

Operative Skills in Neurosurgery


Location: Vesalius Clinical Training Unit, Bristol

Next Dates: 11th-13th March & 11-13th November 2020

Cost: £1300


This intensive 3 day cadaveric course offers a unique opportunity to perform a wide range of simulated neurosurgical cranial and spinal procedures using state of the art equipment including operating microscope, high speed drill, endoscope and micro instruments. Day 1 comprises high speed drill training  and surgical anatomy tutorials. On day 2 delegates carry out simulated procedures involving the anterior and posterior cervical spine, the craniocervical junction and posterior lumbar region. Day 3 focuses on cranial approaches including pterional, bifrontal, parasagittal and posterior fossa craniotomies using both open and endoscopic techniques.

All faculty are experienced Consultant Neurosurgeons and Spinal surgeons with a ratio of no more than 2 delegates to each cadaver. The course is suitable for CT/ST1-2, ST3-4 and SAS grades. Precourse reading material is provided.