Education and courses

Surgical education

We offer a comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programme.

Read more at The Christie School of Oncology website

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Courses

  • Key skills course
  • Basic surgical skills
  • MRCS course
  • Christie FRCS course

These courses are all supported by Doctors Academy

Foundation laparoscopic colorectal course

Conducted with generous sponsorship from Ethicon endosurgery for colorectal trainees. The course involves knowledge and skills training at The Christie and at Hamburg Ethicon surgical institute over 6 days.

Christie-Olympus laparoscopic Colorectal course

Conducted with sponsorship from Olympus for early year consultants. The course involves training at The Christie and also cadaver based training at the Manchester surgical simulation centre.

Lapco training the trainer's course

This course is for minimal access colorectal surgeons who want to become trainers. Christie is one of 3 national centres and we conduct this course once a year to a small group of delegates. There is a formal assessment with live operating.

Edge Hill University Master in Surgery (Mch) in minimal access surgery and surgical oncology

This is a part-time programme suitable for local and international trainees who want to enhance their minimal access surgery and surgical oncology knowledge and skills.

Read more about this course

International education

We are interested in developing surgical education overseas. The team from The Christie participated in the largest oncology conference in India organised through the IndoBritish Health initiative in 2013. This was followed by a conference in India on cytoreductive and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy in 2014.

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