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Basic Surgical Skills

Basic and Essential Surgical Training Skills Course

Basic and Essential Surgical Training Skills, Training the Trainer and the Laparoscopic Suturing & Cholecystectomy Workshop

Prof Damon Bizos (Head)
Mrs Dyanadree Subroyen (Co-ordinator) 

For Bookings & Enquiries contact Mr Sikhulile Khumalo on:
Tel: (011) 717 7984

Basic and Essential Surgical Training Skills Course

Surgical education and ensuring competence is evolving rapidly from an apprenticeship scheme to a training system. Initial emphasis has been on technical skills training courses but other domains of surgical competence are now being addressed. The initial Basic Surgical Skills courses (BSS) are also now being supplemented by intermediate and advanced skills courses. To find out more about the course on Basic Surgical Skills please phone Mr Sikhulile Khumalo on: +27 (11)717 7984.

Surgical Skills centres are being developed. Dedicated centres are functioning at Wits, Natal and Cape Town. Other centres usually use undergraduate skills centres. Participation per course is limited to 18 participants, and is recognized by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. The cost is R2500.00 per participant for the 3-day BSS course and includes the course manual.

The course for 2023:

  • 8 - 10 February

  • 15 - 17 March

  • 17 - 19 May

  • 13 - 15 June

  • 12 - 14 July

  • 23 - 25 August

  • 13 - 15 September

  • 25 - 27 October

Laparoscopic Suturing & Cholecystectomy workshop


To find out about the next available course date may you kindly contact Mr Sikhulile Khumalo on email: 
Tel: (011) 717 7984

Training the Trainers
Training in teaching methods (Training the Trainers) and Assessment and Appraisal courses have been run and TTT courses are now run regularly in Johannesburg.