Basic Surgical Skills Courses – GSH Cape Town – NO COURSES in 2021

Event Description

I regret to advise you that NO Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSSC) at University of Cape Town (UCT) will be held in 2021.

This 3-day course is designed to provide an introduction to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment. The course is aimed at Senior House Officers and Junior Registrars. Positions will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The course covers:

  • Basic surgical techniques
  • Trauma and orthopaedics
  • Minimal access surgery

Features include:

  • Intensive hands-on practice of basic skills
  • Individual tuition
  • Personal feedback on performance, with advice for further practice
  • Course material
  • Certification recognized by The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

Please note that due to high volume of applications UCT receives per year, only a maximum of 18 participants will be accepted per course.  Bookings can are only be confirmed upon receipt of the total course fee of R2 500 (required in 48-hours after the booking) or alternatively,  R1500 deposit (required in 48-hours after the booking). The balance of R1000 should be paid at least by the 31st of December 2019.

Banking details are as follows;

Bank:                                   STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LTD

Account Name:                 UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Account type:                    CURRENT

Account number:              071503854

Branch:                                RONDEBOSCH, RIVERSIDE CENTRE, BELMONT ROAD 7700

Branch code:                      02500911 or UNIVERSAL EFT BRANCH CODE 051001

Swift code:                          SBZAZAJJ

Reference No. 230902

Please email me your proof of payment as reply to this email. Cancellations will be accepted within 14 days of the course date and any payments made will be forfeited and used to defray costs incurred. The course takes place in the skills lab on the J floor, Old Main Building at Groote Schuur Hospital. Course dates for 2020 are as follows;

Please ensure that you complete the correct booking form for the dates you wish to attend.

Please note that this invitation is sent out as courtesy to your query, the dates are also published to the public and intake will be on the first come first serve basis.

Kind regards

Simphiwe Ngubane


Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Surgery

Division of General Surgery

University of Cape Town | Private Bag X3 | Rondebosch | 7701

Office J45-26| Old Main Building | Groote Schuur Hospital
( Office: +27 (0) 21 406-6231

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Basic Surgical Skills Course - Cape Town