This blended distance learning programme is intended to support surgical trainees through flexibly structured modules accessible through the STEP® Core website. It was developed by the Commonwealth of Learning and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. [John: Please confirm this information. The current VUSSC website says “More information to come” so I sourced this information from the RCSE website.]



All modules available here [link to: Can we link to a single source for all course content files?]

Course content

  • Guidelines to the Reader
  • Module 0 - A different orientation
  • Module 1 - Surgical Diagnosis
  • Module 2 - Trauma and Resuscitation
  • Module 3 - Preparation for Surgery: Anaesthesia and Abdominal Surgery
  • Module 4 - Control of Infection: Orthopaedics
  • Module 5 - Surgical Access and Abdominal Surgery
  • Module 6 - Fluid Balance and Urology
  • Module 7 - Post Operative Care:  Surgery of the Neck and Thorax
  • Module 8 - Intensive Care:  Vascular Surgery
  • Module 9 - Evaluation of Surgery:  Breast and Adrenal Glands
  • Questions



Enrol in this course through the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Learners pay a small fee to participate in this course.

> Download an application form