Core Skills: Comprehensive Neck Anatomy Workshop


The Core Skills: Comprehensive Neck Anatomy Workshop aims to increase participants’ knowledge and confidence in performing neck surgery. It is particularly valuable for those who have limited procedural exposure in the clinical setting.

Suitable for: RMOs, Service Registrars and SET Trainees in General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery. Limited positions are available for Theatre Nurses.


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This cadaveric workshop will provide hands on mentoring through comprehensive demonstration and practical surgical sessions, providing a thorough understanding of neck anatomy and related approaches.
Faculty will provide participants with expert, practical feedback. The  highly realistic cadaveric models provide near normal tissue properties for surgical approaches.

Workshop Content

A detailed anatomical session utilising neck prosections will be followed by eight demonstration and practical cadaveric sessions covering the following procedures:

  • Skin flap elevation
  • Sternomastoid dissection
  • Nerve identification: accessory nerve, superficial cervical plexus, transverse cervical and greater auricular nerves
  • Posterior triangle and thoracic duct dissection
  • Carotid sheath dissection
  • Thyroid - lateral and superior pole dissection
  • Thyroid - inferior pole and recurrent laryngeal nerve dissection
  • Submandibular gland dissection

All practical sessions are preceded by video demonstrations of these procedures.  Small groups of three participants per cadaveric station will rotate throught the eight sessions.


Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments

Workshop numbers are limited to 12 participants to maximise dissection time. 



Non-WA Participant: $610
WA Participant: $500


Workshop content, date and convenors  may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.



This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.


"Fantastic course."
"Really great and useful - thanks!"
"The workshops had a great pace/timing of procedures to complete."
- 2017 Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2 Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8409

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