SURGICAL SKILLS (SS)

Learning Outcome

Trauma surgery

Code

SS6

Description

Trainees must be able to perform surgical repair of ocular and adnexal tissues, including the cornea, sclera, eyelids and conjunctiva using the appropriate sutures. The technique of repair will be determined by clinical indications and current surgical practice. They must be able to adapt their technique according to pre-operative findings. They must be able to manage intra-operative and post-operative complications. They must recognise when subspecialist assistance is required, ensuring prompt onward referral when necessary.

Assessment

OSATS1 Portfolio, end of year exams, COECSA Exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 1, 2 yr program/ Year 3/4 yr program

Related Learning Outcomes

SS1 - SS17

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