Emergency Safe Neck Surgery by Thiel Cadaveric Dissection

Event Location
Cuschieri Skills Centre, University of Dundee, UK

Event Dates
31 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

Event Website

Event Cost


This one-day course held in the Cuschieri Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee provides, a competency based approach to emergency safe neck surgery.

A series of structured exercises have been devised so that trainees can complete a variety neck surgery simulations based on the more common neck emergencies encountered in otolaryngology.

Educational aims

Gain experience in management by simulation of:
  • Stab wounds to the neck,
  • Emergency neck surgery for epistaxis,
  • Emergency neck surgery for neck space infection,
  • Emergency surgery for laryngeal trauma
  • Including laryngotracheal separation and tracheostomy.

The SAC recommends that each surgical trainee attends at least 2 training days per year.  Individuals based outwith Scotland must book and pay for 2 courses in advance. 


The course provides:

  • instruction in the use of instrumentation
  • “hands on” practical anatomical and surgical skills experience using cadavers
  • personal tuition from experienced otolaryngologists
  • evidence of skills training and competency
  • progress feedback incorporated into RITAs.

NHS Education for cotland (NES)

Course Fee

£175 for Scottish based attendees / £275 for attendees based out with Scotland  




The University of Dundee is currently the leading centre in the UK using Thiel embalmed cadavers, thanks to the pioneering work of its Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID.) for more information on our Thiel courses