This certificate course will provide the clinician with a range of intermediate level skills including the ability to understand and manage a variety of common problems that require office based surgical intervention, such as foreign body removal, lacerations, sebaceous cysts and ingrown toe nails.
Who Should Attend?
This new workshop is suitable for GPs, overseas trained doctors, newly arrived doctors seeking to work in rural networks, nurse practitioners and VR doctors who wish to further develop their surgical office based skills. Participants are able to practice their suturing and procedural techniques in a supportive environment.
Certificate Course Format
- An online pre-workshop activity
- A two day weekend practical workshop
- An online post – workshop activity (completed within six months of attending the workshop)
The Course Includes:
- Full colour folder of all PowerPoint slides and reference information
- Workshop material
Dates and Locations
- Mr Maurice Brygel FRACS
Mr Brygel, General Surgeon and Director of the Melbourne Hernia Clinic, has developed a special interest in Office and Day Surgery using local anaesthesia techniques. He also demonstrates Surgical Office Skills at the Royal Australian College of Surgeon's General Practitioner Training program for GPs from rural and remote areas.
Download Mr Maurice Brygel's Bio
- Dr. Gerard Ahern (MBBS)
Final Year & GP Coordinator, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Anatomist (University of Notre Dame), Honorary Senior Fellow in Anatomy (University of Melbourne), Member Board of Examiners (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists), Honorary Associate Professor (Oceania University), Tutor and Lecturer (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) & co-author of the best-selling book 'General Anatomy'. He has also co-authored a number of electronic programs on various areas of medicine.
The content covers sections on theory plus hands-on practical sessions. This course is designed to assist GPs to develop confidence in various procedures and understand their limitations without further practical experience.
Principles of Wound Healing and Management and Practical Wound Management
- Aseptic Technique
- Local Anaesthesia
- Wound Closure
- Dressing Selection
- Wound Complications
Anatomy of Skin Suturing
- Simple Interrupted Suture
- Buried Dermal Sutures
- The Mattress Stitch - Horizontal
- The Mattress Stitch - Vertical
- Continuous Subcuticular Suture
- Foreign bodies
- Ingrown toenails
- Lumps and Bumps – warts, skin lesions, haematomas and more
- Aspiration and injection of joints
- Local Anaesthetic methods – full demonstration followed by hands - on practical
Training in these procedures will address:
- Patient assessment
- Informed consent
- Local anaesthetics
- Equipment and consumables
- Step by step procedural instructions
- Video demonstration
- Post operative care and dressings
- Management of complications
RACGP = 40 Cat 1 CPD points
Monash University School of Medicine
Certificate of Attendance
Course Fee and Inclusions
Participants will be provided with full colour reference materials including a workbook of all PowerPoint slides, instruments and medical consumables for the practical components and catering during the workshop.
Early Bird Payment
"Early Bird" registration 30 days or more prior to the event is $2,795 inc GST.
Standard course fee is $2,995 inc GST.
$795 per month debited from your credit card for a period of 4 months.
When you have completed the registration page the system will ask you which payment method you would like to choose and at this time you can make your selection.