Temporal Bone (1 day) Course

Event Location
Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation, University of Dundee Surgical Skills Centre, Level 5, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY, United Kingdom

Event Dates
20 Nov 2020 - 20 Nov 2020

Event Website

Event Cost
£190 for Scottish based trainees / £375 for others


Course Director : Mr Patrick Spielmann, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

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.

A competency based 2 bone training manual has been devised so trainees can complete 10-12 dissections on each cadaveric Temporal Bone in a self-paced, structured manner, under direct supervision of Otological Trainers. Our curriculum is maped to the ISCP and the dissections performed can be used for PBA (procedure based assessment).

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 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