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Advanced Surgery Cadaver Skills in GI Surgery (ASiCS) Course

General Surgery
Next Date
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
CASC - Thomson Building, Glasgow University - Glasgow


This 2 day Cadaver course will be held in the Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC) based at in the University of Glasgow and aims to give intense hands on  practical training in upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery to surgical trainees.

This course leads each trainee into the background principles of each operation using short lectures on operative technique that are then reinforced by hands on cadaveric experience in small groups.  The faculty will include colorectal and upper gastrointestinal surgeons allowing the trainee easy interaction to maximise their learning opportunities. In addition, a clinical anatomist will be on hand to explain the anatomical principles behind each operation.

The course is aimed at ST3-6 level and delegates should have completed a BaSiCS course or have a letter of support from their programme director that they are at an appropriate stage in their training for this course.  There is also opportunity for a small number of  ST1 and ST2 level delegates to view the course.  


Providing hands on experience using cadaveric material, this 2 day course will include:

Day 1

  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Perforated duodenal ulcer

Day 2

  • Introduction to staplers
  • Open gastrojejunostomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Open right hemicolectomy with hand-sewn anastomosis
  • Subtotal colectomy and Hartmann's procedure 

This course will run on:

  • 14th and 15th June 2017                       book now
  • 13th and 14th Dec 2017                            book now

Closing dates for this course are:

  • for June Course - 17th May 2017
  • for December Course - 15th November 2017

Fees for this course are:

  • Full fee - £700
  • RCPSG Fellow/Member fee - £625
  • Observer fee - £175  (please contact us by phone to book as an observer)

For further information or to book on to this course please contact Joanne Woollard on 0141 330 2063 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All Dates

  • from Wed, 14 Jun 2017 to Thu, 15 Jun 2017


  • Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre
  • Glasgow University
  • Thomson Building
  • University Avenue
  • G12 8QQ


The Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre was established through the generous support of the William and Elizabeth Davies Charitable Foundation. It is a state of the art facility that aims to raise clinical standards, anatomical knowledge and surgical skills through the provision of world class education and training.