Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) Course

The Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) Course is designed to introduce surgical trainees to safe surgical practices utilizing demonstrations and hands-on skills-stations that emphasize proper surgical techniques. It sets the standard for safe, basic surgical techniques common to all forms of surgery including safe abdominal incision and excision of lesions, the suturing of skin, bowel and blood vessels, and tying of knots, handling sutures and surgical instruments. The practical stations involve the use of surgical instruments on animal tissue models.

This course is endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is jointly implemented with Juzoor, Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), Palestinian Surgeons’ Society, and the Palestinian Medical Council.

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