Shoulder Simulation Workshop for MCh (Orth) Dundee

Mr Arpit Jariwala organised and led an afternoon workshop on Shoulder Simulation, at the Surgical Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital, on December 12, 2019. Mr Jariwala was assisted by Mr Christopher Donoghue (Orthopaedic Registrar, NHS Tayside) and Mr Gordon Hogg (Skills Facilitator, Dundee Institute of Healthcare Simulation).

The Storz simulator used at the workshop provides a near realistic example of shoulder arthroscopy with excellent graphics, sound and tactile feedback.

Students are able to gain experience of the steps of diagnostic arthroscopy and gain greater understanding of the anatomy involved. This also allows the students to practise in a safe environment without any risk to patients. The scoring system at the end of each session helps to improve care when handling articular cartilage and improving the efficiency of movement with the scope. The ‘catch-the-stars’ task undertaken also improves the coordination involved in arthroscopy and the procedures involved … and it also encourages some healthy competition between the students!

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Left: Mr Arpit Jariwala demonstrating simulated shoulder arthroscopy to the MCh (Orth) Dundee students; Right Mr Christopher Donoghue with Mrs Jenni Dalgleish practising too (Physiotherapist at UDOTS).

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Mr Jariwala, Mr Donoghue and the MCh (Orth) students attending the workshop.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of UDOTS, stated:

“I hope our MCh (Orth) students gained valuable arthroscopic experience during the workshop. The Storz simulator is an excellent teaching tool and the event is always an enjoyable experience. I’d like to thank Dr Vanessa Kay, Director of DIHS, for the opportunity, the DIHS Team for staging the workshop, and Mr Gordon Hogg in particular, who has a wealth of experience in training surgical skills to orthopaedic surgeons over the last 20 years.

A few non-clinical members of UDOTS even tried their hands at the simulator and were impressed with its clarity, real life tasks, tactile feedback and user-friendliness.

We’ve received very positive feedback from students regarding recent workshops and it’s good to know that recent developments to our teaching syllabus are both relevant and appreciated. It’s only from feedback that we can continue to improve the learning experience for our students.”



“The simulation workshop on Shoulder Arthroscopy was wonderful. In fact it was a fantastic method of learning outside theoretical knowledge”

“Loved the simulator workshop. Best next to the cadaveric workshop we attended only last week. The MCh (Orth) course experience is getting better and better!”