The Anatomy Dissection Course is held in the Vesalius Clinical Training Centre at the University of Bristol over two days.
The course has been run, since 1996, by Donald Sammut and David Evans starting in Windsor. It has evolved into a core training course, essential training for many with a special interest in Hand Surgery, or who are preparing for Hand Surgery exams.
The course is structured around 5 sessions of dissection performed by senior Hand Surgeons. Each session consists of prosection of fresh cadaver limbs and a running tutorial demonstrating the anatomy, including applied anatomy, surgical application, incisions, approaches etc. Each table consists of small groups of participants who are able to assist the prosection, handle the tissue, question and discuss.
Each day starts with a revision film of the territory to be dissected that day, with live commentary (Donald Sammut).
The final session, on the second day, consists of a demonstration of tests of function, and of surface anatomy of the upper limb
The course is open to all levels of surgeon and to Hand Therapists. Applications are welcomed from other specialties and from surgeons and therapists from outside the UK. The course language is English.
Places are limited to 35 and allocated on a first come, first served basis irrespective of grade or specialty of applicant and can only be secured with full payment.
Faculty Feb 2019: Vikram Devaraj, David Evans, Carlos Heras-Palou,
Lorenzo Garagnani, Simon Kay, Donald Sammut
Vesalius Clinical Training Centre, University of Bristol