The rapid development of Minimal Access Surgery exemplifies changes that can revolutionise surgical training. The intrinsic requirements of advanced technology and different manual skills mean that training in this field is of overriding importance. A training centre is therefore vital in providing training and development of advanced minimal access procedures.

As a recognized training centre for medical students, doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health staff, the Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre at PYNEH offers a wide range of training activities and education including lectures, consultancy services, hospital visit practicum & attachment and in-company training. The courses cover basic theory, hands-on simulation, and live demonstration of the most commonly applied operations.

The centre can play a co-ordinating role between different clinical specialities, namely Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Interventional Radiology and Therapeutic Endoscopy, on various combined training programmes and research. An education programme for practising surgeons' continuing medical education is important for this rapidly developing surgical speciality


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