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Core Surgical Training (2017)

ST3 Preparation modules

The appropriate depth and level of knowledge required can be found in exemplar text(s) listed below:

Specialty Topic Possible textbooks or other educational sources
Cardiothoracic Surgery  
  • Chikwe J, Beddow E, Glenville B (2006) Cardiothoracic Surgery; Oxford University Press. [17]

Head and Neck



Paediatric Otolaryngology

  • Logan Turner's Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: Head & Neck Surgery, 11th edition. S Musheer Hussain ed 2015, CRC Press. [18]
  • Warner G, Burgess A, Patel S, Martinez-Devesa P & Corbridge R (2009) Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery). Oxford University Press. [19]
Plastic Surgery

Hand Trauma


Wound management

Elective plastic surgery

  • Thorne CH (2013) Grabb and Smith's Plastic Surgery 7th Ed. Lippincott, Wiliams & Wilkins. [20]
  • McGregor AD & McGregor IA (2000) Fundamental Techniques of Plastic Surgery and Their Surgical Applications 10th Ed. Churchill Livingstone. [21]
Trauma & Orthopaedics


Elective Orthopaedics

  • Solomon L, Warwick D and Nayagam S (2010) Apley's System of Orthopaedics and Fractures 9th ed. CRC Press. [22]

Emergency Urology

Elective Urology

  • Urology: Lecture Notes (6th edition) Blandy J & Kaisary A. Wiley Blackwell, 2009. [23]