Thiel Cadaveric Temporal Bone Course

Event Location
Cuschieri Skills Centre, University of Dundee, UK

Event Dates
03 Oct 2016 - 03 Oct 2016

Event Website

Event Cost



Taken from the following:-

Course Director : Mr Patrick Spielmann, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

  • Mr Musheer Hussain, Mr Stepehen Jones, Dr Kerry Haddow, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
  • Mr David Sim, Mr David Baring, Mr Alex Bennett, St Johns Hospital, Livingstone
  • Mr Bill McKerrow, Mr Simon McKean, Mr Malcolm Laing, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
  • Mr Bhaskar Ram, Ms Sangeeta Maini, Mr Clive Brewis, Mr Derek Veitch, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen
  • Mr Brian O’Reilly, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
  • Mr Alok Sharma, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
Course Fee

£125 per day for Scottish based attendees / £225 per day for attendees based out with Scotland.


These one day courses held in the Cuschieri Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee provide, to a maximum of 8 ENT surgical trainees, a competency based approach to anatomical temporal bone dissection.

A competency based 3 bone training manual has been devised so that trainees can complete 10-12 dissections on each temporal bone in a self-paced, structured manner under direct supervision of otological trainers.

The programme includes surgical anatomical training in myringoplasty, ossiculoplasty, tympanoplasty, stapedectomy, attico-antrostomy, mastoidectomy, labyrinthectomy, internal auditory canal exploration, endolymphathic sac decompression, facial nerve decompression and jugular fossa exploration.

The SAC recommends that each surgical trainee attends at least 2 training days per year, but it is hoped that trainees will attend 2-4 days.  Trainees from out with Scotland must book and pay for 2 courses in advance. This should be sufficient time to work through the manual, however it is possible to book an extra day to finish work on the bone if required. The aim of this is to reduce bone wastage.

The course provides

  • instruction in the use of microscopes and ENT surgical instrumentation
  • “hands on” practical anatomical and surgical skills experience using cadaveric temporal bone specimens
  • personal tuition from experienced otologists
  • evidence of skills training and competency